Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Melba Horton & Rebecca Rose

Campus

Gainesville

Proposal Type

Poster

Subject Area

Biology

Location

Robinson Ballroom B

Start Date

1-4-2015 12:00 PM

End Date

1-4-2015 1:30 PM

Description/Abstract

At the University of North Georgia, Cumming Campus, the Learning Common is a versatile place that serves as e-library where students, regardless of gender, conduct academic-related activities such as researching, conducting meetings, internet surfing, reading, as well as other things that serve them best. Previous studies have conflicting results as to the difference in male and female preferences. This study aims to know whether male and female students at UNG, Cumming Campus differ in their purpose for the use of the Learning Common. It is hypothesized that the same number of male and female UNG students use the Learning Common of the Cumming Campus for academic purposes. To conduct the investigation, survey forms were printed out and placed in the middle section of the Learning Common for two weeks to give easy access for both male and female students to fill-out. The questions in the survey were geared toward students’ use of the Learning Common that can be answered in Yes or No while indicating their gender. Results showed that there is no significant difference between male and female students' preference in using the Learning Common for academic purposes and therefore the hypothesis is supported. Undoubtedly, this implies that that the Learning Common is serving the needs of both male and female students for either academic- or non-academic- related purposes.

Note to Conference Administrators

There have been some corrections and changes from our original submission. The new documents are the ones attached. We will be presenting at the Gainesville Campus for their is no meeting/conference at the Cumming Campus.

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Apr 1st, 12:00 PM Apr 1st, 1:30 PM

Gender Preference on the Use of the UNG Cumming Campus Learning Common

Robinson Ballroom B

At the University of North Georgia, Cumming Campus, the Learning Common is a versatile place that serves as e-library where students, regardless of gender, conduct academic-related activities such as researching, conducting meetings, internet surfing, reading, as well as other things that serve them best. Previous studies have conflicting results as to the difference in male and female preferences. This study aims to know whether male and female students at UNG, Cumming Campus differ in their purpose for the use of the Learning Common. It is hypothesized that the same number of male and female UNG students use the Learning Common of the Cumming Campus for academic purposes. To conduct the investigation, survey forms were printed out and placed in the middle section of the Learning Common for two weeks to give easy access for both male and female students to fill-out. The questions in the survey were geared toward students’ use of the Learning Common that can be answered in Yes or No while indicating their gender. Results showed that there is no significant difference between male and female students' preference in using the Learning Common for academic purposes and therefore the hypothesis is supported. Undoubtedly, this implies that that the Learning Common is serving the needs of both male and female students for either academic- or non-academic- related purposes.