Effectiveness of an Internet-Based Graduate Engineering Management Course
This research provides engineering educators analytical evidence as to the effectiveness of Internet-based course instruction. The research examined the University of Missouri-Rolla's Internet-based Advanced Production and Operations Management course, with a focus on determining the effectiveness of the Internet-based education tools used. Over 100 students in five Internet-based classes and one traditional, in-class control group were given three sets of surveys, learning style assessments, a course pre-test, and a course final examination. Multiple conclusions were drawn from this study based on analyses of the data collected. First, the Internet-based students performed equally as well as the control group as measured by the difference between pre-test and post-test scores. Second, the Internet-based students were found to have had exaggerated time requirement expectations for taking a course in the Internet environment. Third, the students rated the effectiveness and satisfaction positively for the Internet classroom format. Initially, the Internet-based students were skeptical of electronic lectures but their experiences were positive.
R. M. Evans et al., "Effectiveness of an Internet-Based Graduate Engineering Management Course," Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 89, no. 1, pp. 63-71, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Jan 2000.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2168-9830.2000.tb00495.x
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Business and Information Technology
Keywords and Phrases
Classrooms; Engineering educators; Internet-based educational tools; Web-based courses; Demonstrations; Distance education; Information retrieval; Internet; Knowledge acquisition; Learning systems; Students; Technical writing; Project management
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