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dc.contributor.advisorLagowski, J. J.en
dc.creatorHerrick, Brad Jayen
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28T22:24:31Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-28T22:24:31Zen
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.identifierb60737062en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/1937en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractStudents continue to arrive at universities with poor study and time management skills: they are not proactive in their studies while professors are not willing to hold them accountable for their shortcomings. The result is a ‘dumbing down’ of the course. This can be defeated by student preparation prior to attending lecture, especially in very largelecture classrooms (N>400). In fact, it provides a process to ‘dumb up’ the course. A Web-based system for providing content specific lecture preparations (termed ‘Previews’) was developed and tested in three courses in a large southwestern research institution. Significance was found in final course achievement by treatment levels, including variations by the total number of participations in the lecture preparations. Method of implementation and results are discussed, including future considerations.
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshChemistry--Study and teaching (Higher)en
dc.subject.lcshAcademic achievementen
dc.titleAssisting students for lecture preparation: a web-based approachen
dc.description.departmentChemistry and Biochemistryen
dc.description.departmentChemistryen
dc.identifier.oclc67291718en
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentChemistryen
thesis.degree.disciplineChemistryen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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