A survey requesting students to asses components of effective learning was presented in four forestry courses one at each undergraduate academic level. A total of 120 students received the survey and 118 returned it. Results clearly indicate that students rank instructor attitude and subject matter as the most significant factors to effective learning. Course style and format were much less important, although students have a clear preference for any format that provides hands-on experiences. While most students are familiar with some forms of teaching technology, they only rated it as somewhat effective to the learning process.
Ringe, James M. and Pelkki, Matthew H.
"Back to basics- Are traditional teaching methods obsolete?,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 7, Article 28.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol7/iss1/28