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ERIC Number: EJ835243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
A Comparison of Traditional Homework to Computer-Supported Homework
Mendicino, Michael; Razzaq, Leena; Heffernan, Neil T.
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v41 n3 p331-359 Spr 2009
This study compared learning for fifth grade students in two math homework conditions. The paper-and-pencil condition represented traditional homework, with review of problems in class the following day. The Web-based homework condition provided immediate feedback in the form of hints on demand and step-by-step scaffolding. We analyzed the results for students who completed both the paper-and-pencil and the Web-based conditions. In this group of 28 students, students learned significantly more when given computer feedback than when doing traditional paper-and-pencil homework, with an effect size of 0.61. The implications of this study are that, given the large effect size, it may be worth the cost and effort to give Web-based homework when students have access to the needed equipment, such as in schools that have implemented one-to-one computing programs. (Contains 3 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sequential Tests of Educational Progress