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Online Homework and Correlated Success in University Mathematics Courses: A Longitudinal Study

Online Homework and Correlated Success in University Mathematics Courses: A Longitudinal Study
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Author(s): Stephen W. Kuhn (University of Tennessee–Chattanooga, USA), Sandy W. Watson (University of Tennessee–Chattanooga, USA) and Terry J. Walters (University of Tennessee–Chattanooga, USA)
Copyright: 2014
Pages: 23
Source title: Practical Applications and Experiences in K-20 Blended Learning Environments
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Lydia Kyei-Blankson (Illinois State University, USA) and Esther Ntuli (Idaho State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4912-5.ch021

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Abstract

The primary goals of this project at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) were to use a free, open-source online tool developed at the University of Kentucky (UK) called WHS (Web Homework System) for Web-based homework and quizzes in first year mathematics courses and to demonstrate that the use of this system by students would improve and correlate well with their success in these courses. Quantitative data were collected and analyzed across four years involving 832 students using this system and 753 not using the system in seven courses. The findings indicate that faculty and students found the Web-based homework assignments helpful for a variety of reasons, though some of each found it occasionally frustrating. Students with high (low) scores on the Web homework had a very high probability of having high (low) grades in the courses, but there were no statistically significant improvements in final course grades over traditional methods.

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