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About EEweb

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EEweb is a highly dynamic and sophisticated interface that has been designed by Prof. A. H. Sayed to serve the UCLA Electrical Engineering Department on multiple levels. [Homepage of EEweb]

First, EEweb provides visitors with a glimpse of the extensive education and research activities within the UCLA Electrical Engineering Department. Second, EEweb provides students, teaching assistants, and instructors with an easy and uniform access to course material and to online instruction tools including an elaborate grade assistance book, a calendar, a forum space, online evaluation forms that are dynamically tied to individual course topics, and even an archive space where users can store and access samples of works and tests from prior years.

In addition, and more importantly, EEweb is designed to keep instructors and the department appraised of student performance and course performance. The interface is also designed to keep track of ABET2000 requirements for accreditation purposes and is one of the tools used by the department to collect data for ABET purposes. One of the main features of EEweb is that it provides an integrated interface for both course management tasks and assessment tasks. EEweb has been specifically designed to be user-friendly; it is straightforward to use by design. An important aspect of EEweb is the manner by which it assesses the achievement of Program Outcomes by correlating information across courses, instructors, and over time, and how EEweb automates these tasks and integrates assessment with course management functions. In doing so, the burden on instructors is reduced.

The EEweb system functionality and features were defined and designed by Prof. A. H. Sayed in early 2003. A first and rather sophisticated version of the system was developed during Summer 2003 with the able help of four undergraduate student programmers:

  1. Prof. Ali H. Sayed, Designer and Project Leader.
  2. Derek Prothro, Lead Programmer (responsible for the online course system).
  3. Scott Wright, Programmer (responsible for the instruction database).
  4. Thomas Zhu, Programmer (responsible for the assessment reports).
  5. Alena Kwok, Programmer (responsible for the online survey forms).

The undergraduate students Prothro, Wright, Zhu, and Kwok helped develop EEweb as part of their participation in the Summer 2003 Undergraduate Research Program in Electrical Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Sayed. The EEweb interface went online for the first time on Monday, September 22nd, 2003. Since then, the system has been undergoing developments and enhancements based on instructor and student feedback. Today, EEweb is a highly sophisticated online interface that raises instructor and student interaction in their courses to a new level. It has now been adopted by the entire School of Engineering at UCLA.


The development of EEweb was initially supported by a grant from the UCLA Office of Instructional Development (OID) in support of Prof. Sayed's project entitled Online Interfaces to Enhance Undergraduate Education and Research in Electrical Engineering. The support of OID is hereby gratefully acknowledged. The support of the Electrical Engineering Department and of the Office of Student and Academic Affairs of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA are also gratefully acknowledged. Special thanks also go to the staff at the SEASnet Computing Facility of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.

(c) Copyright 2003

All rights reserved. No part of the EEweb system can be copied or reproduced without prior written approval from the Project Leader, Prof. A. H. Sayed of the UCLA Electrical Engineering Department.


A. H. Sayed, EEweb Interface for Undergraduate Education and Accreditation, Electrical Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, Sep. 2003. []

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In the News

You can read more about EEweb from the following published news article. You may also contact Prof. A. H. Sayed for more details.