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ERIC Number: EJ874188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
The Use of Online Homework Systems to Enhance Out-of-Class Student Engagement
Butler, Melanie B.; Zerr, Ryan J.
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v12 n2 p51-58 2005
We report on implementations of online homework systems at two moderately-sized state universities. These implementations were created with the intention of supporting student engagement outside of the classroom by mimicking the attempt-feedback-reattempt sequence of events which often occurs in a teacher's presence. Evidence is presented which suggests that this was being accomplished. Furthermore, student sentiment towards the systems was positive and suggests that the students themselves feel the online assignments were beneficial. The online assignments were created with general course management software which was already being used campus-wide. Therefore, no additional hardware or software resources were required. This may be a benefit to those interested in implementing such a system but who do not have the resources to put a dedicated system into place. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Dakota; West Virginia