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Since phone calls that came from the remote sites would make a buzzing noise, the studio students were asked ifthey were bothered by these call-ins. Findings indicated that, in 2002, 66.7% of the campus students said that it never botheredthem, and 30.6% said that it sometimes bothered them. In 2004, 85.7% of the campus students stated that they were never botheredby the call-ins, with 14.3% saying that it sometimes bothered them. One assumption may be that with students taking more and moretelevision courses, they have become used to the call-ins.

The size of the classes meant that attendance took longer. The students were asked whether it was stillappropriate to take attendance in these large classes. The results of that inquiry are summarized in Table 3.

Table 3

In the studio class, in 2002, 76.7% said that attendance should be taken, while 56.0% of the remote-site studentsfelt that taking attendance was appropriate. In 2004, the percentages declined: 42.9% of the studio students said thatattendance should be taken, with 32.4% of the remote-site students agreeing.

Another change was the way in which the educational leadership students were tested. There were two optionsthat did not require students to come to campus. We could use the usual pencil and paper examination and mail them to the remotesites where a proctor would supervise the exams and return them by mail, or we could put the exams on the Internet and students couldtake them by computer.

In 2002, both methods of testing were used. The students in the school finance class were given the writtenexams, and the students in the principalship class were tested by computer. When the students were asked whether they preferred theway they were examined or whether they would prefer the alternate method, students in both classes preferred the way they weretested, even though they were tested in different ways. The results of that inquiry are summarized in Table 4.

Table 4

For the studio class taking a paper test (finance class), 100% said that they would prefer a paper test; forthe off-campus students taking a paper test, 79.5% said that they liked that method. For the studio classes that completed exams oncomputer (principalship class), 68.2% said that they would prefer the computer for taking exams; for the off-campus students takingthe computer test, 91.9% said that they would prefer that method. This seems to suggest that either way is acceptable to students.Since access to computers was the same for all students and since paper tests could have been used for all students, it seems thatstudents simply preferred what was given to them.

In 2004, all students were tested using written tests, and they were asked whether they would prefer takingtheir exams that way or whether they would prefer tests on a computer. For the studio students, 69.0% said that they wouldprefer the way they had been tested—by written exams. For those at the remote sites, 66.9% said that they would have preferred to havebeen tested by computer rather than by written exams.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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