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					       An experiment in using MANIC for
      “constructivist” learning within an on-
                  campus course
           Homework   Project Final       •results
                                            –homework (and overall) grades
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                                             improved substantially
90                                          –distribution of grades also
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                                             narrowed substantially
                                          •comments
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                                            –may partially result from an
60                                           observed improvement in the
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                                             overall performance of our
                                             undergraduate students
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                                            –the addition of the problem-solving
30                                           sessions was valuable (and was one
                                             of the goals of the framework)
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                                            – change is dramatic enough,
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                                             framework was effective
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                        Questionnaire
Attended class       Most of the time   Once/week Infrequently   MANIC affect?
                                  59%           24%        18%             24%
Used                 Text/handout                   MANIC        Videotape
                                  82%           53%        59%             18%
                     Useful             Not useful  % used
Text/course-pack                  29%           65%        47%
Handouts                          88%           12%       100%
Online Power Point                89%           11%        53%
MANIC                             90%           10%        59%
Videotape                         67%           33%        18%
                     Replace class      Review      Homework     Supplemental
Used MANIC for                    30%           70%        60%            30%
                     Office hours       email       Web          MANIC
For questions, used:              50%           44%        65%            53%

				
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