Engineering Education in the Age of Web 2.0

Web 2.0 refers to a collection of second generation web services, such as blogs, social bookmarking, wikis, podcasts, and Really Simple Syndicates (RSS) feeds.  While the first generation web (Web 1.0) is about linking information available online, Web 2.0 emphasizes online collaboration and sharing among people.  These new web services bring up new opportunities to innovate how we conduct research and education. We report the preliminary explorations of engineering education exploiting Web 2.0 services, through iMechanica (

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Flexible Macroelectronics (Spring 2007, Winter 2009, Spring 2009)

Mechanics of Materials (Spring 2008)

Continuum Mechanics (Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009)

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Our group has been actively participating the University of Maryland Annual Sci/Terp Video Competition since its inauguration in 2007. The target audience of Sci/Terp Videos is middle school kids. Our video in 2007, “Bring the future to the present: Flexible Macroelectronics”, won the second place award in the first Sci/Terp Competition (see news report). Our video entry in 2008, "Cell Mechanics: a case study of microtubules", also received Honorable Mention (see news report).

Bring the future to the present: Flexible Macroelectronics (2007)

Cell Mechanics: a case study of microtubules (2008)

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