Participatory and collaborative learning with TELD courseware engine

G. Q. Huang, B. Shen, K. L. Mak

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TELD stands for "Teaching by Examples and Learning by Doing." It unifies what have been widely known as case method (CM), problem-based learning (PBL), and project-based learning (PBL) in business, medical, and engineering education, respectively. Two key premises of successful TELD are student participation and collaboration. It is usually resource intensive to accomplish these two premises. The number of teachers/tutors required to facilitate seminars and workshops within small groups is obviously greater than that to give formal lectures to large classes. This requirement restricts the adoption of the TELD method in educational establishments where resources are increasingly stretched already. The TELD courseware engine has been developed with an intention to overcome this limitation. A variety of facilities are provided for the groups and teams to plan their learning activities, to indicate the roles and responsibilities of team members, and to indicate when and what individual members should do and how they should integrate their findings through teamwork in the form of workshops or meetings. This paper discusses and explains these online TELD facilities for enabling student involvement and collaboration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-43
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Computer software
  • Engineering education
  • Learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management


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