• E-Learning Electricity A Web-Based Training System: Applied to Teaching the Fundamentals and Function of Electrical Theory as it relates to Direct Current Automotive Circuits

      Stam, Kathryn; Advisor; Lizardi, Ryan; Second Reader; Vair, William Scott (2019-08)
      The purpose of this thesis project is to create a proposal for a new e-learning program that would span the gap between the theoretical and real-world application of electrical theory as it relates to automotive direct current circuits. This proposed e-learning program will currently be focused on the subject of automotive direct current circuits, but is considered scalable for other subjects in the future. The application of this proposed e-learning program is to be used by learners as a resource to help deepen their knowledge through active learning and subject mastery. Active learning and subject mastery are be achieved by utilizing simulation and gamification as a means of engaging and motivating the learner. This will be accomplished within this proposed e-learning program by implementing the principles of Piaget’s Theory of Constructivism, Jerome Bruner’s Theory of Discovery Learning and Bloom & Carroll’s Theory of Mastery of Learning (Bates, 2016). This proposal also includes design mockups for the homepage, interactive activities, learning games and an assessment quiz. It is my intention to someday see this proposed e-learning program become a reality and be implemented for the future enhancement of education and the edification of learners.
    • Supplemental Teaching Tools: Will They Help Students Improve Their Learning Capabilities?

      Cirillo, Mary Catherine (2012-12-01)
      This project explores the use of supplemental teaching tools as an aid to a traditional lecture course. The website is geared for a community college course in Advertising and/or History of Visual Communication. I also discuss the positives of the use of Google Sites with podcasts, Google Presentation/Docs, Jing, and Prezi as supplemental teaching tools. Using the learning theories of constructivism and cognitivism, I explore how these tools will help students to learn. This paper looks at the learning theories that support the use of these tools to help students learn and fill in gaps that they might have missed in class during the lecture. This work discusses the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the project. A literature review examining different types of supplemental tools and supplemental instruction, as well as the supplemental teaching tool topic, “Women in Advertising,” is also included.