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Muller, Orna; Shacham, Miri; Herscovitz, Orit – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
Due to high dropout rates (30%) among first-year students, our college of engineering operates programmes for promoting students' retention and learning. The peer-led team learning (PLTL) programme accompanies Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics introductory courses with a high rate of failures, and incorporates workshops of small…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Engineering Education, Academic Persistence, Peer Teaching
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Pundak, David; Liberman, Ido; Shacham, Miri – Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, 2017
Considerable debate exists among discipline-based astronomy education researchers about how students change their perceptions in science and astronomy. The study questioned the development of astronomical models among students in institutions of higher education by examining how college students change their initial conceptual frameworks and…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, College Science
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Pundak, David; Shacham, Miri; Herscovitz, Orit – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2013
Web technology offers lecturers the option of checking students' assignments online. Several systems have evolved to deliver personal assignments to each student in a multi-participant course. These systems provide students with immediate feedback, allowing them to correct erroneous answers and referring them to relevant literary sources that can…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Assignments, Online Courses, Student Attitudes