WIT Press

Web-based Delivery Of AI/Expert System Courses In Engineering Education

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AI980301

Volume

20

Pages

19

Published

1998

Size

135 kb

Author(s)

Prof. Paul J. Nolan

Abstract

Web-based Delivery of AI/Expert System Courses in Engineering Education Prof. Paul J. Nolan Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Ireland, GALWAY E-mail: paul.nolan@ucg.ie fax: 353-91-563991 ABSTRACT This paper describes on-going work at University College Galway on the use of Web-based interactive courseware which, in addition to the usual situation of presenting courses as static hypertext documents including text and graphics allows the students to access AI languages and expert system components directly from their web browser. The system is at beta test stage and is being used in courses on AI languages (LISP and Prolog) to engineering and computer science students. The overall approach used in reformulating existing lecture material and associated computer laboratory demonstrations and exercises into web-based interactive courseware is set out and the rationale for the choice between server side CGI scripts, plug-ins, and Java applets is briefly discussed. Sample

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