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Abstract

Despite the attractive features of ICT in education, and the many advantages that successful use of these technological resources can offer to the education sector in general, their use in engineering educational content delivery is still lagging behind other educational disciplines. In this paper we look closely at the challenges that face full utilization of these technology resources in engineering educational content delivery, the great opportunities that ICT can offer, and actions that can be taken to overcome the challenges. The challenges are exemplified in: the quantitative nature of engineering discipline, lack of awareness of pedagogical use of ICT in education and the lack of clear policy of how and what type of engineering educational content delivery mode can benefit most from available ICT resources. Opportunities available for full utilization of ICT facilities are summarized in: the wide availability of computing resources, high speed internet access and general ICT knowhow among the young generations of both students and instructors among others. Actions to be taken for proper utilization of ICT resources in engineering education are given, and Blended Mode of learning, which combines face-to-face with online learning, is suggested as the most suitable mode for engineering educational content delivery.

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  • Received: 18 Jan 2014
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