Funding for the Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Technician Department
At a local community college, adults of both genders and between the ages of 17-65 with diverse work experience as well as different ethnic backgrounds, entering into the career field of air conditioning and heating must take the “Refrigeration Principles” class before any advanced courses of instruction offered in refrigeration and heating. The course is taught two nights a week between 6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. with an average class size of twenty-six students. …show more content…
The researcher will conduct a quantitative study over four semesters to examine student study behavior when using a web-based application. There are twenty-six students enrolled in each semester “Refrigeration Principles” course; each class will have similar demographics such as gender, age, social-economic, and ethnic backgrounds. The researcher will attempt to determine method of learning success to those who do not meet the desired minimum outcome.
Research Questions and Hypothesis
A student’s failure to meet the desired minimum outcome falls on the student’s inability to prioritize study methods.
1. For the final comprehensive assessment preparation, how many hours a week does a student study who meets or exceeds the minimum assessment score compared to those students meeting the desired outcome on the final assessment?
The research will provide the researcher with data on developing a cognitive mapping tool needed to assist the learner who may not have acquired the necessary learning