ERIC Number: ED443406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
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Using Action Research To Create a Computer-Assisted Homework Site.
Packard, Abbot L.; Holmes, Glen A.
This paper investigates a collaboration between faculty and students in a college statistics course to develop a method of quickly getting homework graded with feedback indicated and returned to the students. Using a World Wide Web site to deliver this support was a possible solution. A survey was developed to gain student input in the process of creating a computer assisted homework site. The survey asked students to reply to ten questions that addressed the following issues related to homework: reasons for homework; student expectations of the instructor with regard to processing homework; percentage of grade; whether they would use a Web site; how should it be designed; submission; type of feedback; improvement of teaching practice opportunity; and instructor feedback. The first attempt at creating a homework Web site used information gained from the responses of the survey. The Web site design was created to be user friendly by not making major changes from the previous paper and pencil form. The software used was Microsoft Access and FrontPage. Further developments are being created to include animation and audio during the feedback to students. (Contains 14 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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