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A case evaluation in internet assisted laboratory teaching

Crawford, G 2001, 'A case evaluation in internet assisted laboratory teaching ' , Academic Exchange Quarterly , 5 (4) .

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Abstract

This paper presents the preliminary findings from an evaluation conducted on the implementation of Internet assisted teaching of fluid mechanical engineering laboratory sessions on a university degree programme. This paper compares the particular merits of laboratory sessions in which students receive instruction from Internet based presentations compared with those who received instruction from ‘traditional’ tutor led sessions, through a process of questionnaire based surveys and direct observations. The paper concludes that Internet assisted sessions allow students to easily repeat experimental instructions and provide late or absent students the opportunity to easily catch up with missed work. However, students still appear more likely to ask staff for assistance than rely on the Internet resources for information, and the Internet based programme, as applied here, has encountered some practical difficulties that have greatly reduced its effectiveness as a teaching aid.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > L Education (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Academic Exchange Quarterly
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1096-1453
Depositing User: G Crawford
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2009 09:58
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 15:19
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2720

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