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Interdisciplinary Facilities that Support Collaborative Teaching and Learning

, , Southeastern Louisiana University, United States

AACE Journal Volume 14, Number 1, ISSN 1065-6901 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


It has become widely accepted that the computer is an indispensable tool in the study of science and technology. Thus, in recent years curricular programs such as Industrial Technology and associated scientific disciplines have been adopting and adapting the computer as a tool in new and innovative ways to support teaching, learning, and research. Industrial Technology is a management-oriented technical curriculum built upon studies from a variety of disciplines related to manufacturing technology. Included are a sound knowledge and understanding of material and production processes; principles of distribution; and concepts of industrial management and human relations. The importance of readily available technology and supporting software, which has flexibility in design and usage, has become an integral component of technology curriculums. The flexibility of these computer systems and their peripherals provides opportunities for interdisciplinary studies that extend well beyond the traditional technology curriculum into broader areas of science and mathematics. The facilities and curriculum described in this article support the ongoing collaborative work of students and faculty from the disciplines of computer science, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and industrial technology.


Asoodeh, M. & Bonnette, R. (2006). Interdisciplinary Facilities that Support Collaborative Teaching and Learning. AACE Journal, 14(1), 63-75. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 22, 2019 from .



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