Influence of introduction of e-based distance learning on student experience and performance

Pernille Erland Jensen, Janne Fritt-Rasmussen

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Abstract

A new project based course offered by Arctic Technology Centre, Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University in collaboration, targets students from the whole circumpolar area. It was developed over a three year period from being taught in class to being taught 100% online. We evaluated the results by analyzing the students’ performance and experience of the course during the three years. The students’ performance increased over the period of transforming the course. Multiple choice quizzes showed to be efficient tools for the students’ selfevaluation, while they did not contribute to their learning. Some contradiction between the group work format of the projects and the online teaching method was experienced by the students. Also student satisfaction decreased slightly - influenced by inconvenient features of the used learning management system, reduced instructor feedback and varying quality of the narration of the lecture videos.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International RILEM Conference Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016 : Segment on Innovation of Teaching in Materials and Structures
PublisherRilem publications
Publication date2016
Pages37-46
ISBN (Print)978-2-35158-178-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-35158-179-7
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational RILEM Conference on Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering - Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Duration: 15 Aug 201629 Aug 2016

Conference

ConferenceInternational RILEM Conference on Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering
LocationTechnical University of Denmark
CountryDenmark
CityKgs. Lyngby
Period15/08/201629/08/2016

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Jensen, P. E., & Fritt-Rasmussen, J. (2016). Influence of introduction of e-based distance learning on student experience and performance. In Proceedings of the International RILEM Conference Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016 : Segment on Innovation of Teaching in Materials and Structures (pp. 37-46). Rilem publications.