In both traditional lecture-test courses and courses delivered over the World-Wide Web (WWW), both beginning and experienced college students reported studying almost exclusively just before exams. Automatic measures (computer records, WWW page hits, and electronic mail archives) confirmed the self-reported distributions of study times. Weekly deadlines… (More)
Research in education, psychology, and neuroscience motivates a hypothesis that learning takes time. Support for the hypothesis was found in four replications of an upper level undergraduate course in which the material and activities for 50% of the topics were delivered over the World-Wide Web. Computer records were correlated with three types of test… (More)
Introduction Results Methods Recent work on language comprehension using on-line behavioral measures has led to two main accounts: the structure-driven serial account and the interactive account. Structure-driven serial models hold that initial parsing processes are restricted to syntactic knowledge such as word category information and phrase structure… (More)
Considerable research on the use of active learning techniques has revealed that both the depth of knowledge learned by the students and their retention of this knowledge is improved when these techniques are used. Based upon these findings, the authors have initiated the development of computer-based-instruction modules for the introductory thermodynamics… (More)
Students learn and retain more as they become increasingly engaged with instructional materials. We describe active-learning teaching methods that we used to develop computer-based instruction modules for introductory thermodynamics. These methods, which can be generalized to other topics in engineering, include the use of interactive exercises, immediate… (More)
To be competitive, contemporary engineers must be capable of both processing and communicating information effectively. Available research suggests that Indian students would be disadvantaged in information literacy in their language of instruction (English) compared to U.S. students because English is not Indian students' native language. Compared to U.S.… (More)
Areas of Interest: Software and product requirements, human-computer interaction, organizational memory and performance support, technical education, computer-based learning environments, and collaborative systems.