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ERIC Number: EJ999188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-1059-0145
Student Performance in a Multimedia Case-Study Environment
Wolter, Bjorn H. K.; Lundeberg, Mary A.; Bergland, Mark; Klyczek, Karen; Tosado, Rafael; Toro, Arlin; White, C. Dinitra
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v22 n2 p215-225 Apr 2013
Does an online, multimedia case study influence students' performance, motivation, and perceptions of science in collegiate level biology classes, and if so, how? One hundred and eight students in 5 classes from 4 campuses in the United States and Puerto Rico participated in data collection (performance tests, surveys and focus group interviews). Pre- and post-test results increased after students participated in the learning environment (F(1, 80) = 17.256, p less than or equal to 0.01, eta[superscript 2] = 0.177). Student confidence in their knowledge also increased. During focus group interviews students reported that the project was a good learning experience (95%), would help with future classes or careers (87%), and stimulated student curiosity by demonstrating the application of theoretical knowledge in real-world situations (64%). The learning environment motivated students by making material relevant, which resulted in better performance. This pedagogical tool is not instructor dependent, and is adaptable.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico; United States