Chang-Yu Wu 1, Heath Wintz1, Randy Switt1, Anne Donnelly2, Emilia Hodge2, Anne Allen3, Priscilla Chapman3, Pratim Biswas4, Prakash Kumar4

  • 1 University of Florida, Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, (null), USA
  • 2 University of Florida, Particle Engineering Research Center, (null), USA
  • 3 University of Florida, Office of Academic Technology, (null), USA
  • 4 Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, (null), USA

Received: February 28, 2007
Revised: February 28, 2007
Accepted: February 28, 2007
Download Citation: ||https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.2006.11.0024  

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Wu, C.Y., Wintz, H., Switt, R., Donnelly, A., Hodge, E., Allen, A., Chapman, P., Biswas, P. and Kumar, P. (2007). Development and Assessment of an Interactive Computer Program for Aerosol Education. Aerosol Air Qual. Res. 7: 67-78. https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.2006.11.0024


 

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An interactive web-based program consisting of three integrated modules has been developed to enhance the understanding of the multidisciplinary nature and the complex principles of aerosol science and technology at the introductory level. Formative evaluation resulted in many suggestions from potential users on the improvement of the format and message. Feedback from students showed that the majority thought this mode of learning was effective, and they liked the dynamic animation and interactive features. Many also indicated that they prefer the modules be used to enhance rather than to replace in-class instruction. Summative evaluation based upon pre- and post-tests demonstrated that the website was effective for teaching the content. The results of the t-tests showed a statistically significant difference in the pre- and post-test scores. In summary, the evaluation data clearly indicate both the usefulness of the modules as teaching tools and a high degree of acceptance by students and faculty.


Keywords: Cyclone; Formative evaluation; Summative evaluation; Respiratory deposition; Optical particle counter


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