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ERIC Number: ED503633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Pages: 54
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Costs, Culture, and Complexity: An Analysis of Technology Enhancements in a Large Lecture Course at UC Berkeley
Harley, Diane; Henke, Jonathan; Lawrence, Shannon; McMartin, Flora; Maher, Michael; Gawlik, Marytza; Muller, Parisa
Center for Studies in Higher Education
As colleges and universities nationwide anticipate enrolling more than two million new students over the next decade, UC Berkeley is exploring options for serving more students, more cost effectively, in large lecture courses. This research project analyzes economic and pedagogical questions related to the use of on-line lecture and laboratory material in a large introductory chemistry course at UC Berkeley. We undertook a quasi-experimental two-year study to determine if the utilization of on-line teaching materials results in significant restructuring of staff time in laboratories and lectures, if teaching facilities can be used by more students, and if the technology enhancements affect student performance and/or attitudes. What emerged is a rich, yet complicated, profile of the effects that technology enhancements have on the individuals and organizations involved in implementation and testing. Appended are: (1) List of activities involved in chemistry 1A; (2) Breakdown of coursework and total course points; and (3) Selected student survey responses compared by year. (Contains 35 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California