June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Computers in Education
22.1699.1 - 22.1699.10
Work in progress: ANALYSIS OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IMPACT ON STEM BASED COURSES; SPECIFICALLY INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING IN THE ERA OF THE IPADAbstractThe Authors report on a pilot investigation to measure the impact on students’ academicperformance utilizing new technology (iPad) on a subset of course objectives within anIntroduction to Engineering course - UNIV 1301. This paper inherently focuses on studentperceived value and learning impact (comprehension of learning outcomes). An iPad wasprovided to students along with focused activities to gauge differences in comprehension oflearning outcomes. Student perceived value of using an iPad for a class was also measured, as ithas not been done on an environment with these demographics and in the science, technology,and engineering and mathematics fields.The effect of an iPad in the classroom was focused on two areas: academic impact and studentperceived value. Student perceived value was measured via a student attitude survey (Likertscale) prior to and after technology was implemented by an independent testing entity Results ofthis survey will not be released until after the course has ended. The assessment forcomprehension area will focus on two cohorts of students and it will follow the methodologydescribed herein: both cohorts of students were taught the same way up to the first semesterexam to limit and account for the variance of the classes grades. Starting on week seven iPadswere provided for the second cohort of students. The usage of the iPad in class assignments wasfocused on maximizing the impact of student learning on the following class areas: Classassignments, homework, quizzes and exams. Variances between the cohorts will be assessed onthe second and third exams. At this point in time the results of this analysis are limited to aninitial attitude assessment currently.This proposed work will yield data in a field that has not been explored yet on specificdemographics. This is a work in progress and we expect to have the first comprehension oflearning outcomes assessment on the first week of November 2010. The complete analysis on thecomprehension and student perceived value should be done no later the first week of January2011.
Perez, O. A., & Gonzalez, V., & Pitcher, M. T., & Golding, P. (2011, June), Work in Progress: Analysis of Mobile Technology Impact on STEM-Based Courses, Specifically Introductions to Engineering in the Era of the iPad Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18421
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