Title: Course Modality Choice Among Students Enrolled in Organic Chemistry Lab
Presenter: John Szura
Poster Advisors: Penelope Collins & June Ahn
Research Specialization: Human Development in Context
Participation in laboratory courses has traditionally taken the form of meeting in face-to-face settings. Burgeoning interest in online learning has opened up opportunities for educators to craft web-based courses for students to complete at their own convenience. This study analyzes student self-selection into online or face-to-face organic chemistry lab courses and how course modality may influence student academic performance. Preliminary analysis indicates that some student demographic characteristics are associated with student selection into the online and face-to-face course lab sections. This study encourages administrators and educators to further consider offering online options in their course listings.