Publication Type : Conference Paper
Thematic Areas : Learning-Technologies, Wireless Network and Application, Amrita Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks
Publisher : AFRICOMM 2013, Springer Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST) .
Source : AFRICOMM 2013, Springer Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST) (2013)
Url : https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-08368-1_28
Keywords : Blended Learning, Engineering, Experiments, Innovation diffusion, interinfluence, Virtual Labs
Campus : Amritapuri
School : School of Engineering, Centre for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Center : Technologies & Education (AmritaCREATE), Amrita Center For Research in Analytics, Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA), Cyber Security
Department : cyber Security
Verified : Yes
Year : 2013
Abstract : While there is large body of work examining efficacy of Virtual Labs in engineering education, studies to date have lacked modeling Blended Labs (BL) – mix of Virtual Labs (VL) and Physical Labs (PL) for science experimentation at the university engineering level. Using Rogers theory of perceived attributes, this paper provides a research framework that identifies the attributes for BL adoption in a social group comprising of (N=246) potential adopter undergraduate engineering students. Using Bass model the study also accounts for the interinfluence of related group of potential adopter faculties who are likely to exert positive influence on students. The results revealed that acceptance of BL as an innovation and its learning outcomes are strongly associated with innovation attributes like Relative Advantage, Compatibility, Ease of Use, Department and Faculty support. Learning outcomes are very positive under BL when compared to PL, though within BL, ordering of PL and VL was not significant. For certain innovation attributes gender differences were significant. Overall students expressed much more positive attitude to adopt BL model for learning than using only PL.
Cite this Research Publication : Raghu Raman, Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Prema Nedungadi, and Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, “Modeling Diffusion of Blended Labs for Science Experiments Among Undergraduate Engineering Students”, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, vol. 135 LNICST, pp. 234-247, 2014