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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.

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Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
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Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
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scanning tunneling microscope
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how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
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what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
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?
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
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what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
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sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
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characteristics of micro business
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