The Impact of Mini-Computers and e-Books on the Success of At-risk College Students
Aaron Hughey, Charlene Manco, Western Kentucky University, United States
Global TIME, in Online, Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Academically underprepared college students; i.e., those identified as needing developmental (remedial) English, mathematics and reading courses in order to maximize their potential for academic success at college-level studies, were provided with the opportunity to rent, for a minimal, subsidized fee, mini-computers bundled with digital course materials (e-books). The academic aptitude of the students who participated in the study was assessed when they entered the program, and their academic performance was assessed at the conclusion of the semester in which they were provided with these resources. The aptitude, performance and retention of program participants were then compared to those of similarly underprepared prepared students who were not provided with these resources. Analysis of Variance revealed no statistically significant differences between the academic performance or retention of the two groups.
Hughey, A. & Manco, C. (2011). The Impact of Mini-Computers and e-Books on the Success of At-risk College Students. In Proceedings of Global TIME -Online Conference on Technology, Innovation, Media & Education (pp. 125-130). Online,: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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