PropG-An Online Application for Learning Plant Propagation Glossary Terms

Sandra B. Wilson, Robert L. Geneve, Frederick T. Davies, Aaron J. Sotala

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Abstract

A mobile web application called PropG was developed for students to quickly access more than 270 glossary terms defined in a plant propagation textbook. The functionality and usefulness of the app was evaluated by 53 students enrolled in a semester-long online course in plant propagation. Means of pre-and post-test responses to 17 knowledge items showed students perceived a significant knowledge gain in the course for each of the subject categories evaluated. Most students agreed or strongly agreed this learning tool was organized and easy to navigate and would use it in the future. Since 2021, PropG received 153,645 total page views, 90,818 unique visits, and 17,216 returning visits, showing its widespread use in plant propagation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalHortTechnology
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
4College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Center for Online Learning and Technology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0270, USA We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Florida (CALS-UF) mini-grant program for instructional improvement of distance education. We extend gratitude to Carlee Steppe, Heather Kalaman, and James Coole for their assistance with data compilation and analysis. This study received exempt institutional review board approval from the UF Research Division of Operations. S.B.W. is the corresponding author. E-mail: sbwilson@ ufl.edu.

Funding Information:
We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Florida (CALS-UF) mini-grant program for instructional improvement of distance education. We extend gratitude to Carlee Steppe, Heather Kalaman, and James Coole for their assistance with data compilation and analysis. This study received exempt institutional review board approval from the UF Research Division of Operations.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, American Society for Horticultural Science. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • cuttings
  • desktop app
  • micropropagation
  • mobile app
  • seeds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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