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ERIC Number: EJ1067123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
The Impact of Supplementary On-Line Resources on Academic Performance: A Study of First-Year University Students Studying Economics
Birch, Elisa; Williams, Andrew
International Education Studies, v6 n1 p95-103 2013
This paper examines the impact of supplementary web-based materials on students' academic performance in a first-year economics unit at university. In particular, the paper considers the impact of students' usage of the unit's webpage, voluntary on-line discussion board, voluntary on-line quizzes and voluntary on-line homework questions on their final mark in the first-year economics unit. It finds that students who make use of on-line materials perform better in the unit than students who do not, holding prior academic ability constant. The paper also finds that students' usage of on-line supplementary materials does not vary according to their academic ability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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