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ERIC Number: EJ921536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Online Homework, Help or Hindrance? What Students Think and How They Perform
Richards-Babb, Michelle; Drelick, Janice; Henry, Zachary; Robertson-Honecker, Jennifer
Journal of College Science Teaching, v40 n4 p81-93 Mar 2011
To improve students' retention rates in general chemistry, online homework was introduced into our curriculum. Replacing quizzes directly by online homework significantly improved (p less than 0.0005) success rates in second-term general chemistry. Attitudinal Likert survey results indicate that the majority of students completed the online homework assignments (90%) and viewed the assignments as worth the effort (83.5%). Students were overwhelming (85.7%) in their recommendation that online homework use should continue. More consistent study habits were reported by 75.6% of students, and students reported using a suite of effective problem-solving approaches for questions marked as incorrect. Our instructors have willingly embraced the use of online homework and point to the incredible amount of time savings for the instructor as reason enough to use online homework. (Contains 4 figures and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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