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Learning to Solve Problems with Technology: A Constructivist Perspective
1. What Is Meaningful Learning? 2. Problem Solving Is Meaningful Learning. 3. Learning from the Internet: Information to Knowledge through Inquiry. 4. Building Technology-Supported LearningExpand
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Leaving Engineering: A Multi‐Year Single Institution Study
Background As estimates continue to indicate a growing demand for engineering professionals, retention in engineering remains an issue. Thus, the engineering education community remains concernedExpand
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Women Engineering Students and Self‐Efficacy: A Multi‐Year, Multi‐Institution Study of Women Engineering Student Self‐Efficacy
As our nation's need for engineering professionals grows, educators and industry leaders are increasingly becoming concerned with how to attract women to this traditionally male career path.Expand
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Content analysis of online discussion forums: A comparative analysis of protocols
The discussion forum is a significant component of online courses. Instructors and students rely on these asynchronous forums to engage one another in ways that potentially promote critical thinking,Expand
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Teacher Beliefs: The Impact of the Design of Constructivist Learning Environments on Instructor Epistemologies
Promoting student epistemological development is seen as a goal of higher education. Further, the epistemological beliefs of instructors have been shown to affect their teaching beliefs andExpand
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Unpacking online learning experiences: Online learning self-efficacy and learning satisfaction
Abstract Self-efficacy is believed to be a key component in successful online learning; however, most existing studies of online self-efficacy focus on the computer. Although computer self-efficacyExpand
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A Comparative Analysis of Online Discussion Participation Protocols
Abstract Thirty-seven graduate students in two course sections were required to contribute to the online discussion of an instructional design case study. The discussion forums required differentExpand
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Women Engineering Students' Self Efficacy - A Longitudinal Multi- Institution Study
This paper describes the results of a longitudinal study of women engineering self- efficacy at five institutions across the U.S. Results are mixed indicating that while students show positiveExpand
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College student epistemological perspectives across knowledge domains: A proposed grounded theory
Scholars have studied epistemologicaldevelopment – or how one understands knowledgeand knowing – of college students for manyyears. Research in this domain has includedbenchmarking studies ofExpand
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The Effects of a First-Year Engineering Design Course on Student Intellectual Development as Measured by the Perry Scheme
In response to the demand for enhanced design, problem-solving, and team skills in engineering graduates, Penn State has instituted a number of team-based, project-learning courses, including oneExpand
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