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ERIC Number: EJ1104767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Making Online Homework Work
Lunsford, M. Leigh; Pendergrass, Marcus
PRIMUS, v26 n6 p531-544 2016
Online homework systems, which deliver homework assignments to students and provide real-time feedback on their responses, have the potential to increase student learning in college mathematics classes. However, current research on their effectiveness is inconclusive, with some studies showing gains in student achievement, whereas others report only that the systems "do no harm." Our own experience has convinced us that online homework systems can increase student engagement and achievement, especially in lower-level classes, such as statistics, precalculus, and calculus. Successfully integrating online homework systems into face-to-face mathematics classes requires instructors to confront several issues, including the differing natures of online homework and in-class assessments such as tests. We explore these issues, and offer guidelines gleaned from our experience, which can help instructors and students maximize the benefits offered by these systems to improve student learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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