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ERIC Number: EJ1143701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Time Pressure in Scenario-Based Online Construction Safety Quizzes and Its Effect on Students' Performance
Jaeger, Martin; Adair, Desmond
European Journal of Engineering Education, v42 n3 p241-251 2017
Online quizzes have been shown to be effective learning and assessment approaches. However, if scenario-based online construction safety quizzes do not include time pressure similar to real-world situations, they reflect situations too ideally. The purpose of this paper is to compare engineering students' performance when carrying out an online construction safety quiz "with" time pressure versus an online construction safety quiz "without" time pressure. Two versions of an online construction safety quiz are developed and administered to randomly assigned engineering students based on a quasi-experimental post-test design. The findings contribute to scenario-based learning and assessment of construction safety in four ways. First, the results confirm earlier findings that "intrinsic stress" does not seem to impair students' performance. Second, students who carry out the online construction safety quiz with time pressure are less likely to "learn by trial and error". Third, students exposed to time pressure appreciate that they become better prepared for real life. Finally, preparing students to work under time pressure is an important industry requirement. The results of this study should encourage engineering educators to explore and implement ways to include time pressure in scenario-based online quizzes and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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