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Components associated with perceived student satisfaction in a technology -enhanced secondary astronomy course


2006 2006

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Abstract (summary)

A technology-enhanced course has many components that contribute to student satisfaction. Although technology plays a role in the delivery of instruction, the focus of this study was to identify student satisfaction with several Components: modes of discussion, modes of research, types of learning activities, modes of submitting assignments, modes of testing, and format of course materials. Additionally, the study described relationships between the learning styles and self-reported measures of student satisfaction for the 19 students in the study.

Results from this study indicated that participants were more satisfied with chat room discussions, web-based research, web-based testing, and online availability of course materials and grades than with techniques used in traditional classrooms. Based upon these results, a teacher who is concerned about student satisfaction in technology-enhanced courses should be aware that these teaching techniques were more satisfying to students in a technology-enhanced astronomy course.

It would be useful to do more study of the characteristics of technology-enhanced courses that affect student satisfaction and related outcomes.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Educational software;
Secondary education;
Science education
Classification
0710: Educational software
0533: Secondary education
0714: Science education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Astronomy; Technology-enhanced
Title
Components associated with perceived student satisfaction in a technology -enhanced secondary astronomy course
Author
Brotz, William Joseph
Number of pages
94
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0178
Source
DAI-A 67/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542857768
Advisor
Nous, Albert
University/institution
University of Pittsburgh
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3232788
ProQuest document ID
305257127
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305257127
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