Innovative, Scalable Tools Developed for Online Course

Distance education has come a long way since Dr. Jon Paul Rust, the head of the Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS) department, started teaching Introduction to Fiber Sciences (TMS 211) via post more than 20 years ago. Back then, lectures were delivered on VHS tapes in the mail and laboratory exercises were completed wherever students could enlist the use of a compound microscope.

While developing this course, DELTA created Virtual Viewer and Micro-explorer 3D tools.

TMS 211 – Weaving an integrated course