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Entry point to an extensive site containing information about earthquakes, how they effect buildings, and what civil engineers can do to protect buildings. Instructions for constructing and testing model earthquake resistant buildings. Description of the research interests at the university of bristol. Descriptions and photographs...
Entry point to an extensive site containing information about earthquakes, how they effect buildings, and what civil engineers can do to protect buildings. Instructions for constructing and testing model earthquake resistant buildings. Description of the research interests at the university of bristol. Descriptions and photographs of the impact of earthquakes on society. Animations to show how builings behave during earthquakes.
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.
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10 years ago
The Content of this website is appropriate for the earth science curriculum; its presentation is clear and represents a get-to-the-point style. The website is full of graphic illustrations with textual explanation,to help learner to understand topics easily. The depth and accuracy of the material is impressive. A practical teaching tool for web learning.
The website is very user-friendly, its effective using of graphics successfully enhances learning experience. The website is text-directed, without navigation bars, instead, it contains links full of graphic descriptions. It would be nicer if it could also includes video files and more audio files to make it a real multimedia web learning source.