Issue No. 03 - May/June (2001 vol. 3)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/5992.919272
Computational methods are part of the problem-solving skills that professionals working in quantitative fields need. Advanced-level textbooks provide the mathematical foundation for one specific approach; however, they miss the overview and examples that are generally necessary to choose the right method and implement a practical solution. Internet technology can be of great value in this context. Thus, we created a problem-based learning environment where knowledge is acquired by performing well-defined tasks. We also switched from a teaching-centered course to a learning-centered course-the students choose their own focus, order and pace as they explore the material (see http://pde.fusion.kth.se).
T. Johnson, J. Hedin and A. Jaun, "Teaching Computational Methods for Partial Differential Equations Using the Web," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 3, no. , pp. 83-85, 2001.