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ERIC Number: EJ903748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
The Impact of Implementing Web Homework in Second-Semester Calculus
LaRose, P. Gavin
PRIMUS, v20 n8 p664-683 2010
In this study we examine the introduction of on-line homework to a Calculus II course as a replacement for ungraded pencil-and-paper homework assignments. We consider how this had an impact on students' performance in the course, on student behavior in completing the assigned work, and on student attitudes toward it. We find that students working homework on-line appear to do no worse in the course than those with pencil-and-paper homework, and may do better, and that including the homework in the course grade appears to increase students' attention to the homework. In addition, there is some evidence that this greater attention results in students having a better understanding of what they are doing on the homework and the benefit they accrue by completing it. There is also evidence that the on-line homework affords instructors greater flexibility in their management of in-class time. (Contains 5 footnotes, 8 tables, and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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