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Web-based Class Projects

 

Web-based Class Projects is a cyber-enabled application that aims to facilitate Professors and students in the geotechnical engineering field develop and execute projects as part of courses. Graduate geotechnical courses that include projects, typically include a deliverable to the instructor in some kind of report that the instructor reviews and corrects. With this application, we open up this educational activity to the entire geotechnical profession.

The application allows students to create an entire project, with text, photos, tables, and even videos on the website. The instructor can correct it electronically, but more importantly, the project can be open to the entire profession and have visitors review the content and provide comments, edits, and other feedback. That way, practitioners can learn from the content of the project and also, if they have expertise on the topic covered, provide feedback that can help the student learn.

Research in teaching and learning indicates that students are more motivated, find more appealing and also learn better when class projects have an impact, or are viewed by more than the instructor. Students preparing projects through this application will be exposed to the entire profession. Their work will be reviewed and criticized by professionals and experts around the globe. Their final project will not disappear in their course binders, but will have a life on its own. Their work may educate other students or professionals on the topic they studied.

Use of the application is entirely free. Faculty members interested in implementing “Web-based Class Projects” on their classwork at no cost, are encouraged to contact Geoengineer.org.

Below is a listing of projects available:

Geoenvironmental Remediation Technologies

edu1  Course Name: CEE 549-Geoenvironmental Engineering
 Semester: Winter 2013
 Instructor: Prof. Dimitrios Zekkos
 University: University of Michigan
 Course Type: Graduate
 Participating Students: 19
 Projects: 10
 Project Status: CompletedClick here to enter

Select Topics in Ground Improvement

edu1  Course Name: CEE 542-Soil-Site Improve
 Semester: Winter 2014
 Instructor: Prof. Dimitrios Zekkos
 University: University of Michigan
 Course Type: Graduate
 Participating Students: 9
 Projects: 4
 Project Status: CompletedCLICK HERE TO ENTER

Rock Mechanics

edu1  Course Name: CEE 544-Rock Mechcanics
 Semester: Winter 2015
 Instructor: Prof. Dimitrios Zekkos
 University: University of Michigan
 Course Type: Graduate
 Participating Students: 7
 Projects: 7
 Project Status: CompletedCLICK HERE TO ENTER

Geoenvironmental Engineering

edu1  Course Name: CEE 549-Geoenvironmental Engineering
 Semester: Fall 2015
 Instructor: Prof. Dimitrios Zekkos
 University: University of Michigan
 Course Type: Graduate
 Participating Students: 15
 Projects: 7
 Project Status: CompletedCLICK HERE TO ENTER
Geoenvironmental Remediation Technologies