Hardly a day goes by without a mention of new information & communication technologies and their potential impact on education. Faculties are being urged to provide Web-accessible information. Legislators are concerned to provide Internet access for K-12 students. In this chapter, we take a look at possibilities and plans for the field of engineering. We discuss technologies and applications for engineering education, identifying gateways for the future.


Haptic Device Interactive Multimedia Lunar Prospector Virtual Classroom Teaching Paradigm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rachelle S. Heller
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  1. 1.The George Washington UniversityUSA

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