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Improving Engineering Students’ Cognitive and Affective Preparedness with a Pre-Instructional E-Learning Strategy
Advances in Engineering Education
  • Seung Youn Chyung, Boise State University
  • Amy Moll, Boise State University
  • Brian Marx, Concurrent Technologies Corporation
  • Megan Frary, Boise State University
  • Janet Callahan, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-2010
Abstract
During the 2006–2007 academic year, five faculty members from the College of Engineering at Boise State University initiated a curriculum augmentation project using new instructional technologies with the intention to help improve undergraduate engineering students’ cognitive and affective preparedness for their classroom learning. The instructional technologies used in the project were a pre-instructional strategy and a self-paced e-learning method. The main question addressed in this project was: Will a pre-instructional e-learning strategy help engineering students cognitively and affectively prepare for their classroom learning? This paper is a report of the project, describing the analysis, design, and development of a multimedia e-learning module for an engineering curriculum, the implementation of the e-learning module as a pre-instructional strategy in two engineering courses, and the evaluation of the effectiveness of using the pre-instructional e-learning strategy on engineering students’ cognitive and affective preparedness for classroom learning. It also provides a list of lessons learned from the project.
Citation Information
Seung Youn Chyung, Amy Moll, Brian Marx, Megan Frary, et al.. "Improving Engineering Students’ Cognitive and Affective Preparedness with a Pre-Instructional E-Learning Strategy" Advances in Engineering Education (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amy_moll/16/