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Type: Conference paper
Title: Class attendance and performance, which comes first?
Author: Cheung, John Chun Kuen
Citation: Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference for the AAEE, 2009: Engineering the curriculum: pp.974-979
Publisher: University of Adelaide
Issue Date: 2009
ISBN: 1876346590
Conference Name: Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (20th : 2009 : Adelaide, Australia)
School/Discipline: School of Mechanical Engineering
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John C.K. Cheung
Abstract: In a newly introduced elective course of Wind Engineering, an analysis was carried out to investigate the relationship between students’ class attendance and their likely performance before and after the course. During the study, class attendance was not mandatory and its records were noted without the knowledge of the students. Course material contents were uploaded online for students’ access, of which the statistics of the access frequency were also track recorded. Results have indicated that students with likely high performance before the course are associated with higher class attendance. They would not access online course materials as much as the low attendance group, but they generally would achieve better performance afterwards. For the group who come to class less often, they are seen to attain relatively lower grades in academic performance. However, their performance is shown to improve with their frequency to access lecture materials online.
Rights: Copyright © 2009 Australasian Association for Engineering Education
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