Appraisal of Learning Objectives of a Course in Construction Science Conference Paper uri icon


  • The purpose of the study was to appraise the learning objectives of an Environmental Control Systems course in construction science at an undergraduate level offered in a university in Texas. Both the accrediting bodies and the university make it mandatory to assess courses and programs. The instructors of record are expected to measure student learning as per the objectives stipulated in the syllabus. The study was conducted in Spring 2012. The perceptual importance of the learning objectives of the course was measured both before and after the course was taken by the students. An instrument was developed for the purpose. It was administered once at the beginning of the semester and once at the end of the semester. The total number of students was 54. Only the responses of students who participated in both the surveys were used for analysis. The final sample size was 39. The statistical technique used for data analysis was General Linear Model. The results of the study validate the importance of all learning objectives. American Society for Engineering Education, 2013.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Choudhury, I.

complete list of authors

  • Choudhury, Ifte

publication date

  • January 1, 2015 11:11 AM