Collaborative Learning and Cyber-Cooperation in Multidisciplinary Projects


  • Jetse C. Reijenga Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Hendry Siepe Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Liya E. Yu Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Chi-Hwa Wang


In order to stimulate international cooperation in collaborative learning, a pilot project was initiated in which students from different disciplines at different universities worked together on a project, using information technology for communication and cooperation purposes. Existing web technology, e-mail, and ICQ were used in addition to video conferencing. The subject under investigation was "a solar energy refrigerator."

Author Biographies

Jetse C. Reijenga, Eindhoven University of Technology

Jetse C. Reijenga is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. He received his PhD (1984) and MSc (1978) in chemical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology His research interests include fundamentals and mathematical modeling of electro separation techniques and the application of information and communication technologies to education in chemical engineering and chemistry

Hendry Siepe, Eindhoven University of Technology

Hendry Siepe is an Academic Staff Member at the Center of Technology for Sustainable Development. He received his BSc degree in mechanical engineering from the HTS in Groningen (1987). his Master Degree in Psychology from the University of Groningen (1994). and his degree of Master of Technological Design from Eindhoven University of Technology (1997).

Liya E. Yu, Eindhoven University of Technology

Liya Yu is Assistant Professorof Environmental Engineering. She received her PhD (1997) and MSc (1990) in civil engineering from Stanford University and her BSc in environmental engineering from Natn'I Cheng-Kung in 1988. Her research interests include size distributions in soot during combustion and investigation of ambient NPAC concentrations.

Chi-Hwa Wang

Chi-Hwa Wang is Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering. He received his PhD (1995) and MA (1993) in chemical engineering from Princeton, his MSc in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins (1991), and his BSc in chemical egineering from Natn'I Taiwan (1987). His research interests include solid/liquid separation, drug delivery systems, and flow and dynamics of granular materials.