Work in progress - Assessment of an electronic learning management system in bioengineering

Robert A. Linsenmeier, Pilar Pazos, David B. Lipps, Kathryn L. Dwyer

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

The VaNTH Engineering Research Center (www.vanth.org) has developed an authoring system for electronic courseware (CAPE) that links to a learning management system (eLMS). The system provides formative feedback, adaptive delivery, and feedback to the instructor about student conceptions. We used the system to deliver two problems in a biomedical engineering systems physiology course. Half the class (treatment) used CAPE/eLMS and the other half (control) completed the problems in a traditional paper-and-pencil format. This study evaluated students' performance on the problems and on summative (exam) questions as well as students' perceptions. Students enjoyed one of the problems more and the other less via the CAPE/eLMS system. Students in control and treatment groups performed equally well on summative assessments. Technical and programming difficulties have been addressed and more data will be collected in Spring, 2007. The tentative conclusion is that an adaptive learning system can be beneficial, but the benefits may be problem-dependent to some extent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
PagesS1H11-S1H12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2007Oct 13 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI
Period10/10/0710/13/07

Keywords

  • Bioengineering
  • Learning management system
  • Learning technology
  • Systems physiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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