Improve Effectiveness and Quality of Course Practices by Opening, Reusing and Sharing

  • Rao Lan
  • Xinjun Mao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 269)


This paper aims to investigate how to improve the effectiveness and quality of high-level education course practices based on novel strategy and information technologies. We observe and discuss several important properties of course practices for undergraduates of engineering disciplines such as inheritance, continuation, dependency, integration, etc. These properties, together with the several success cases in information area such as open source and crowd engineering, inspires us to innovate the way that the course practices to be performed. We propose that the course practices in high-level education should be opened, reused and shared across time, space and object. Such way is helpful to facilitate the course practices to be performed in an effective way and obtain higher quality. We have developed a software platform PracStore that enables undergraduates to browse, query, publish, reuse, and manage large scale course practice resources, interact and share their practice experiences of both success and failure.


Practice Information technology Reuse Share 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Humanities and Social ScienceNational University of Defense TechnologyChangshaChina
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and TechnologyNational University of Defense TechnologyChangshaChina

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