SITT 96

SITT96: Effects of Technology on Students & Instructors

Paul Gepts

Department of Agronomy and Range Science

University of California

Davis, CA 95616-8515


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Background

Comparison of two courses

PLS103, Evolution of Crop Plants GGG201A, Transmission Genetics
Level Undergraduate Graduate
Status Established New
Subject matter Broad; non-majors Focused; majors
Internet Diffuse, uneven Massive

Computer technology used in teaching

PLS103 GGG201A
Communication with students a) Newsgroup a) Newsgroup
b) e-mail b) e-mail
Course notes WWW; HTML WWW; Acrobat Reader
Course delivery - Presentation software
Providing information on the web - Development of home page

Effects on students (I)


Effects on students (II)


Effects on students (III)


Effects on students (IV)


Effects on students (V)


Effects on instructor


Overall student evaluations

Before 1994-95 1994-1995 1995-1996
GGG201A Course ~4.5 4.2 4.6
Instructor ~4.5 4.2 4.6
PLS103 Course - 4.3 4.1
Instructor - 4.4 4.5

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