February 28, 2017
Dr. Susan Ramlo has received the Best Professional Paper Award for the 2016 Eastern Education Research Association Conference. She is a professor of general technology – physics in the College of Applied Science and Technology, with a joint appointment in the Department of Physics.
In the paper, titled “Student Views Regarding Offering a Physics Course Online,” Ramlo reveals findings that students hold multiple, yet negative views, of online teaching of STEM courses. It is a position that is often contrary to what administrators may believe students think of online classes.
Statements by students and administrators about online learning in the STEM fields were sorted by students, and the sorts were grouped into views using Q Methodology. Interpretations of the three different student views provided insight onto how students feel about online courses.