WEB APPLICATIONS AND ONLINE RESOURCES FOR 21ST CENTURY CHEMICAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION: A REVIEW
The chemical engineering profession has evolved over the years. The areas in which chemical engineering finds application has gone beyond the boundaries of the traditional chemical industry. The demands of the industry on new chemical engineering graduates have changed over the years and the Covid-19 pandemic brought an urgency on institutions of higher learning to move learning online. The use of web applications and online resources are not new and can be blended with in-class lectures to deliver some of the deliverables expected from chemical engineering programs including ability to handle experiments remotely. This paper explores the trend in teaching chemical engineering in a more digitized world, highlight some of these digital tools and how they can be used effectively in chemical engineering education.
Keywords: Covid-19; flipped classroom; chemical engineering education; virtual lab; digital tools