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Correlating Experience and Performance of On-Campus and Online Students Assisted by Computer Courseware: A Case Study

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

NSF Grantees’ Poster Session

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Division Experimentation & Lab-Oriented Studies

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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24.322.1 - 24.322.17



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Hong Man Stevens Institute of Technology (SES)

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Dr. Hong Man joined the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens in January 2000. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in December 1999. Dr. Man is currently an associate professor in the department of ECE. He is serving as the director of the undergraduate Computer Engineering program, and the director of the Visual Information Environment Laboratory at Stevens. His research interests have been in image and video processing, medical imaging, data analysis and pattern recognition. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 technical journal and conference papers on these topics. He is a senior member of IEEE and member of ASEE.

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Correlating Experience and Performance of On-Campus and On-Line Students Assisted by Computer Courseware: a Case StudyAbstract“Medical Imaging” is an important subject in most bio-medical and bio-engineering curricula.To effectively offer this as an introductory undergraduate course, we designed a series ofcomputer lab exercises for students to observe the computational and physical processes ofmedical imaging modalities, and to practice computing skills on bio-medical signal processing.The software development was partially supported by an NSF CCLI grant.At Stevens Institute of Technology, "Medical Imaging" is a required course in the undergraduateBME program, and it is offered each year in Fall semester as a regular on-campus course, and inSpring semester as an on-line course. The computer lab exercises have been adopted in thiscourse since Fall 2008. During each semester, we also conducted a series of assessments throughstudent surveys. By May 2012 we have obtained the survey results for four consecutive years.These results enable us to study student learning experiences in many different ways. Theoutcomes of these studies have been partially reported at previous ASEE Conferences.Studies on student surveys can reveal student learning experience, but the results are generallysubjective. In this work, we attempt to correlate students' learning experience with theirperformance improvement using both survey results and direct assessment results, which includehomeworks and exams. We are using statistical methods to analysis the relationships betweenfour groups of quantitative data samples, i.e. on-campus students' survey results, on-campusstudents' direct assessment results, on-line students' survey results, and on-line students' directassessment results. Through this study, we will be able to verify some hypotheses we introducedin our previous works. In particular, we will show that there is no deficiency for on-line studentsto understand course content with the help of the computer lab exercises, and in several scenarios,on-campus students and on-line students behave differently while taking the computer labexercises.In our final paper we will report the details of these studies, the analysis methodology, ourfindings and their implications on the design of specialized learning tools for different learningmodes.

Man, H. (2014, June), Correlating Experience and Performance of On-Campus and Online Students Assisted by Computer Courseware: A Case Study Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20213

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