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June 23, 2013
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Comparative Assessment of Student Performance on Exams when Using Online Homework Tools in an Undergraduate Engineering Mechanics Course Civil Engineering DivisionAbstractEngineering mechanics courses are vital to the core competencies of engineering students,especially civil engineering students. The objective of this study is to assess students' mastery ofcertain topics such as equilibrium of a particle, equilibrium of a rigid body, analysis of trusses,and structural analysis on midterm exams compared to the final exam. Student performanceassessment and improvement are evaluated based on the amount of points earned on engineeringmechanics problems from these series of exams. Another method for comparative evaluation isto determine, if any, correlations between improved students' understanding of topics asdemonstrated on these exams when homework was completed by hand (conventional/traditionalmethods) compared to using online tools like MasteringEngineering and online video tutorials,which are designed to be interactive for which students can complete homework problems(among other assessment metrics) from the course textbook. The anticipated results of this studywill assist instructors of engineering mechanics courses by helping 1) to identify "tricky"concepts or "muddiest points" that seem to trouble students, 2) to provide a list of "lessonslearned" when developing homework and exam questions, and 3) to provide troubleshooting tipsin order to enhance learning effectiveness by anticipating some of these challenges students facein an undergraduate engineering mechanics course.
Head, M. H., & Owolabi, O. A., & James-Okeke, P. A. (2013, June), Comparative Assessment of Student Performance on Exams when Using Online Homework Tools in an Undergraduate Engineering Mechanics Course Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19322
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