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We also surveyed the students about technology problems. Students attending class in the studio werenot required to use telephones or to ask questions, and they did not need to utilize the television technology to view or hear theprofessor. If any studio students had been adverse to technology, it would not have affected their class. For off-campus students,however, bad weather could cause major problems with both the telephones and television technology.

When asked about problems with the audio and/or video, 59.7% of the 2004 off-site students said that thesystem worked all the time, 38.1% said that it sometimes did not work but was not a problem, and 1.4% said that it did not work alot of the time and was a problem for them. While these figures were a slight improvement over 2002, it should be remembered thatone of the sites changed from Ball State to South Carolina. Still, it was reassuring to know that nearly 98% felt that they did nothave a real problem with the television technology.

Students at the remote sites could call in for attendance or questions/answers on a phone system by pushing abutton on a special phone at their site. This phone system worked all the time for 66.9% of the students in 2004, did not worksometimes but was not a problem for 27.3%, and did not work a lot of the time and was a problem for 2.9% of the students. As notedearlier, students were given a regular phone number to call into the television studio director’s office and report problems with their special phones or problems with the television system. Thedirector then notified us during the class and noted whether this was an isolated case or whether there were other sites that werehaving problems. Although 46.8% of the students did call into the studio to report technical problems, previously mentioned findingsindicate that their outages were not considered a problem for most of them.

Off-campus students were asked if they ever had to order tapes/videostreaming of the presentations because oftechnical problems. The responses (2004) indicated that 10.1% ordered one tape or videostreaming, 2.9% ordered more than onetape/videostreaming, and 86.3% did not have to order any recordings of the classes. Again, it appears that technical problems, thoughpresent at times, were not a major problem for the vast majority of the students, and there were provisions made for those who did haveproblems.

Previous researchers have sometimes stated that females had more problems with technology than males, and wewanted to see if females tended to take the on-campus class or the off-campus class or whether there was any difference in theirchoices. We also wanted to know what percentage of the students were classroom teachers and how many students taking theseadministrative courses were already school administrators. Finally, since recruitment of students is important to a department’s survival, we wanted to know if we had students in our classes whowere actually in programs at other universities and took our courses for convenience. Questions were asked to gather studentinformation about gender and position. The results of that inquiry are summarized in Table 5.

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
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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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