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Student Feedback Towards Media-Based Instruction: Improving Student Retention in Introductory Electronics & Network Analysis Course

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

Innovative Teaching Methods and Learning Models

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Division Experimentation & Lab-Oriented Studies

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22.1331.1 - 22.1331.9



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Jean-Claude Thomassian State University of New York, Maritime College

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Dr. Jean-Claude Thomassian received his BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo in 1992 and 1993, respectively, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of Toledo in 1995 and 2002. His main professional interests are in mixed mode IC design and electrical engineering education; his recent research activity concentrates on symbolic analysis of circuits and MOS models.

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Risa Kumazawa Duquesne University

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Dr. Risa Kumazawa received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 after receiving her MS in economics from Illinois State University in 1995 and her BA in economics from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1994. Her research focuses on applied econometric analysis of labor market and macroeconomic topics.

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Student Feedback towards Media Based Instruction: Improving Student Retention in Introductory Electronics & Network Analysis courseAbstractThis paper discusses an educational effort to improve student retention in introductoryelectronics and network analysis course offered at a university in northeastern UnitedStates. It uses a new Media Based Tutorial and mini project intended to engage studentsin their studies. The paper, also seeks to study the effects of technology mode ofinstruction that complements conventional mode of instruction. This development, aswell as lessons learned in the first three years of technology mode of instruction inintroductory engineering courses (namely Electric Circuits, Electronics, and NetworkAnalysis) is evaluated with statistics. A concluding section is offered that discusses thebenefit of balancing conventional mode of instruction with technology mode ofinstruction.

Thomassian, J., & Kumazawa, R. (2011, June), Student Feedback Towards Media-Based Instruction: Improving Student Retention in Introductory Electronics & Network Analysis Course Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18692

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