ERIC Number: EJ1104800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Assessing Online Homework in First-Semester Calculus
Callahan, Jason T.
PRIMUS, v26 n6 p545-556 2016
This paper describes and assesses the implementation of online homework in a first-semester calculus course. Comparing sections of the course before implementation to those after, we find statistically significant improvements in retention rates, measures of student engagement, and participation on homework. We do not, however, find statistically significant changes in the proportions of students passing the common final exam or earning a C grade or better for the course. We conclude with a discussion of qualitative aspects and implications of our implementation of online homework.
Descriptors: Homework, Calculus, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Study, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Web Based Instruction, Statistical Analysis, Grades (Scholastic), Academic Persistence, Assignments
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas