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ERIC Number: EJ837654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
The Effects of Feedback on Online Quizzes
Butler, Melanie; Pyzdrowski, Laura; Goodykoontz, Adam; Walker, Vennessa
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v15 n4 p131-136 2008
Online homework is unable to provide the detailed feedback of paper and pencil assignments. However, immediate feedback is an advantage that online assessments provide. A research study was conducted that focused on the effects of immediate feedback; students in 5 sections of a Pre-calculus course were participants. Three sections were randomly selected to receive immediate feedback on online quizzes and the remaining 2 sections received feedback on quizzes only after the test on the same material. To assess any differences, the groups were compared on various course components and a pre to post ACT test. Among other results, it was found that the students who received immediate feedback on quizzes had higher quiz and test averages than other students. Overall, the research findings support that the capability of online homework to provide immediate feedback is valuable and that devoting time and resources to developing banks of online questions is worthwhile. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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