Improving senior-level students’ performance in Traffic Systems Management using multimedia contents
Publication Type
Original research
Authors

Urban mobility faces several challenges, and traffic congestion is one of them. Therefore, mobility is often improved by increasing the system’s capacity which is requires capital investment, construction time and allocated right of way. Traffic Systems Management (TSM) is another alternative which manages the existing traffic system with relatively economic and easy to implement solutions. The value of TSM is more appreciated in developing and emerging countries where financial resources and urban spatial constrains limit the increase in transportation infrastructure. The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has another political constrain that eliminate the option of improving the transportation infrastructure altogether. Therefore, the need to train engineers and planners who are capable of effectively performing TSM studies under all the limitations has become a must. This paper demonstrates the development of a senior-level university course highlighting the international best practices and the local needs to bridge this gap. A specialized textbook supported with multimedia tools were created specifically for this course. The paper also describes the results of triangulation approach assessment method. Finally, the course evaluation as perceived by the students are summarized.

Journal
Title
Ain Shams Engineering Journal
Publisher
Elsevier
Publisher Country
Egypt
Indexing
Thomson Reuters
Impact Factor
3.18
Publication Type
Both (Printed and Online)
Volume
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Year
2021
Pages
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