Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Civil and Environmental Engineering
JB Speed School of Engineering
success; engagement; virtual; classroom; education; engineering
The following thesis examines virtual classes from the University of Louisville in the Fall 2020 semester to discover points of weakness relative to keeping students engaged in online courses. Three surveys were taken by a select group of participants over the course of the fall semester in order to collect student opinion on specific classes. Interviews were held with a subset of students from the group of participants and also with professors who taught the study’s participants in the fall of 2020. Their responses and conversations were used to determine possible areas of improvement for virtual classes. This information was then used to develop suggestions for improving the classes referenced in the surveys; the recommendations can be generalized for usage in classes at other institutions. The research conclusion establishes guidelines for examining and refining any virtual or hybrid classes in the engineering field.
Fogo, Sydney, "Improving student success and engagement in virtual and hybrid classrooms." (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3444.
Retrieved from https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/3444