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Material:

IDEERS - Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools

Rating: 3 stars
Used in Course: Used in course
Submitted by: Barbra Bied Sperling (Staff), Apr 03, 2006
Comment: I spent 2-3 hours browsing through a variety of good material that I thought
could be useful for several courses in an interior design program.

The materials I found were all under “civil engineering”. Finding the material
could have been difficult and possibly discouraging to a regular student.
However, once you got a feeling for how the site works, navigating it was fine.
The site itself is treated as a building/engineering/architectural site but it
is quite informative for faculty and students in an interior design program of
study. I never got to the earthquake demonstration; it would have taken another
2 hours.

If used appropriately, the site has the potential of enhancing teaching and
learning. Teaching because of the resources available in a single site,
learning because of the richness of the material.

First time users will find the site friendly and useful; however, people doing
research may find that it needs to be cataloged differently to prevent one from
diverting and jumping among the different subject matters.