Award Date

12-1-2020

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Teaching and Learning

First Committee Member

Randall Boone

Second Committee Member

Hasan Deniz

Third Committee Member

P.G. Schrader

Fourth Committee Member

Doris L. Watson

Number of Pages

128

Abstract

This study measured student engagement with galvanic skin response (GSR) using a one group randomized pretest–posttest design in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning environment to develop effective intervention strategies for engaging students in STEM learning experiences. Student engagement is a multi-dimensional interrelated construct, consisting of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive components, and varies in different subjects and learning environments. Student engagement in higher education is associated with academic achievement, retention, and graduation. In this study, the emotional, behavioral, and cognitive engagement data of 30 college students were obtained using self-report surveys, observation and physiological data, which was recorded using a GSR device while students performed a virtual laboratory activity. A repeated measures ANOVA indicated a statistically significant effect of lab activity type with high GSR peaks per minute (F (2,58) = 20.40, p

Keywords

Active learning; Galvanic Skin Response (GSR); Labster; Science; technology; engineering; and mathematics (STEM); Student engagement; Virtual laboratory simulation

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Instructional Media Design

File Format

pdf

File Size

1800 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

Rights

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