Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Center for Crops Utilization Research, Agricultural Education and Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

3-2016

Journal or Book Title

NACTA Journal

Volume

60

Issue

1

First Page

27

Last Page

34

Abstract

In 2007, a Virtual Education Center for Biorenewable Resources was initiated that offered three distance education courses, one being Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) 501 – Fundamentals of Biorenewable Resources and Technology, the subject of this study. The primary objective was to determine if course delivery method (video lecture format and the other in menu-driven auto-tutorial presentations (MDAP) deliv¬ered via Flash format), student major (agricultural and non-agricultural), and gender influence online student learning in BRT 501. We found that BRT 501 student performance was not significantly impacted by module delivery method. Students with agricultural majors were outperformed by students with non-agricultural majors, most of whom were engineering students, on the midterm and final exams, and course grade. Gender dif¬ferences seen on the biomass-module first-attempt total quiz score disappeared for the final total quiz score on that module.

Comments

This article is from NACTA Journal 60 (2016): 27–34. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

NACTA

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf