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ERIC Number: ED549300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 141
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2672-6124-3
The Effectiveness of Web-Based Homework for Developmental Mathematics Students at a New England Community College
Douglass, Robert Hurey
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
Web Based Homework (WBH) effectiveness in increasing learning outcomes in Elementary Algebra students is analyzed. The analysis is accomplished through a comparison of the student final exam scores between students who completed the course using paper and pencil homework (PPH) and those students using web based homework (WBH). The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of WBH in increasing learning outcomes in developmental mathematics as compared to the effectiveness of PPH. The student scores were collected from archived Elementary Algebra ACCUPLACER scores and final exam scores of students from the recently completed semesters at a public New England Community College. The total sample size was 176 ACCUPLACER scores, which included 39 WBH final exam scores and 40 PPH final exam scores. The WBH student scores were from the recently completed semesters and the PPH scores were from the fall 2010 semester. The WBH final exam scores were found to be significantly different from the PPH final exam scores. The mean final exam score of the students who performed WBH (M = 170.30, SD = 47.08) was different than the mean final exam score of the students who performed PPH (M = 126.38, SD = 36.20), t (80) = 4.70, p = 0.001. The test was a two tailed t test with a significance level of alpha = 0.05. The p value of 0.001 indicates a small probability that the difference in the mean scores is due to chance. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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