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  • Open source technology plays a vital role in a cost-effective and robustly accessible online engineering education. This role becomes even more vital in some developing countries where there are much engineering education demand and where the supply of accessible technology may be cost prohibitive and not as accessible. This paper encapsulates some of the freely accessible state-of-the-art open source technology and their applications in online engineering education and addresses some key features of the current technology. Open source technology is not very useful without the appropriate tools. Thus, discussions also include some open source tools to facilitate the access and the costeffectiveness. 2011 American Society for Engineering Education.

published proceedings

  • ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Mehrabian, A., Buchanan, W. W., & Rahrooh, A.

complete list of authors

  • Mehrabian, A||Buchanan, WW||Rahrooh, A

publication date

  • January 1, 2011 11:11 AM