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Pinder-Grover, Tershia; Green, Katie R.; Millunchick, Joanna Mirecki – Advances in Engineering Education, 2011
In large lecture courses, it can be challenging for instructors to address student misconceptions, supplement background knowledge, and identify ways to motivate the various interests of all students during the allotted class time. Instructors can harness instructional technology such as screencasts, recordings that capture audio narration along…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Learning, Student Needs
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Veenstra, Cindy P.; Dey, Eric L.; Herrin, Gary D. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2009
With the current concern over the growing need for more engineers, there is an immediate need to improve freshman engineering retention. A working model for freshman engineering retention is needed. This paper proposes such a model based on Tinto's Interactionalist Theory. Emphasis in this model is placed on pre-college characteristics as…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Engineering Education, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence