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Hybrid Delivery of Environmental Engineering: Perception, Attitude, and Assessment

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016





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Use of Technology in Civil Engineering Courses

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Civil Engineering

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M. A. Karim P.E. Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Kennesaw State University Orcid 16x16

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Kennesaw State University, Marietta Campus,
1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, L-114, Georgia 30060, USA.
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On-line or hybrid offering of courses is a time-demanding approach to web-based teaching and learning that is designed to engage students in investigations of authentic concepts/problems without coming to the pre-set class rooms two or three times a week. This paper presents perceptions and attitudes of students that have participated in a hybrid course in environmental engineering as well as an assessment of the hybrid approach on the quality of teaching and learning. The course, `Introduction to Environmental Engineering', was developed as an on-line course for Civil Engineering program students, but taught as a hybrid course for several semesters. In this course set up, all of the quizzes and homeworks were on-line and only the midterms and final were in-class. At the very end of the semester, an on-line anonymous survey was conducted with six questions to compare the students’ learning environment in the environmental engineering course, with 50% in-class lecture and in-class midterms and final, with the traditional complete lecture-centric course. Students’ perceptions and attitudes about hybrid approach appeared to be favorable and acceptable as a learning environment for future environmental engineering courses. The assessment of the study indicates that hybrid approach does not reduce the quality of teaching and learning although it could not be proved to improve the quality significantly with statistical analysis.

Karim, M. A. (2016, June), Hybrid Delivery of Environmental Engineering: Perception, Attitude, and Assessment Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25506

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