June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
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Large section sizes often require faculty to employ electronic homework systems to evaluatestudent work. Faculty at ___________ University have developed and used such a system andfound students in an undergraduate statics class preferred submitting hard copies of textbookproblem sets instead. This study surveyed approximately 100 students in these classes during thesummer and fall of 2012 with the goal of identifying the underlying factors that influencestudents’ perceptions and preferences about homework format. The study used a surveyinstrument and initial results indicated that students preferred homework formats that 1) allowedmultiple attempts if they were incorrect at first, 2) provided detailed feedback about anymistakes, 3) allowed them to complete at their own pace and stop as needed, and 4) allowedthem to work collaboratively with classmates on homework problems. Students reported thatlack of convenient computer access and avoiding new things were not important factors in theirhomework format preference. The findings of this survey provide detailed guidance for facultyand instructional designers interested in improving electronic statics homework.
Fries, R. N., & Cross, B., & Rossow, M. P., & Woehl, D. M. (2013, June), Student Perceptions of Online Homework Tools in Undergraduate Statics Course Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/22488
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