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Assessment Of Student Web Site Usage In A Core Electrical Engineering Course

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.219.1 - 6.219.21



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Ingrid St. Omer

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The increasing interest in on-line courses and distance education suggests the need to evaluate the manner in which students use elements of instructional technology. This paper reviews student usage of various components of a web site developed for a core Electrical Engineering course in semiconductor device physics. Material contained in the web site included the syllabus, the course calendar, assignments and solutions, handouts, abbreviated lecture material, and links to related sites containing java applets and reference material. The analysis is based on a survey of students enrolled in comparable courses at the University of Minnesota and Northern Arizona University. The survey explored usage of individual web pages, links to outside sources, perceptions of computer competency, student demographics, and general computer and Internet usage. An examination of course related email is also discussed. The majority of students felt that using the world-wide web enhanced their learning experience to some extent. The educational impact of on-line course material will be explored in terms of applicant demographics and survey responses. The challenges and opportunities of on-line courses will also be discussed in the context of the survey results.

St. Omer, I. (2001, June), Assessment Of Student Web Site Usage In A Core Electrical Engineering Course Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--8934

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