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Journal of Research in Science Teaching
written by Scott W. Bonham, Robert J. Beichner, and Duane Deardorff
Web-based homework is becoming widespread practice in physics and other technical courses, primarily for logistical and economic reasons. Although people argue whether this is a positive or negative development for student learning, there is limited research assessing the pedagogical effect of changing the medium from written, hand-graded homework to web submitted, computer-graded work. Towards this end, we assessed student performance with web homework and with traditional paper homework in a realistic classroom setting for large enrollment service courses. One of two nearly identical sections of introductory physics received paper-based, hand-graded homework while the other received the standard web-based homework, and we compared the two groups on conceptual and problem-solving performance measures. We conducted this experiment two times, once in a calculus-based course and once in an algebra based course. No significant differences in student performance were found that could be attributed to the homework method used. This work was supported by the Spencer Foundation and the National Science Foundation under grant 9714546.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching: Volume 40, Issue 10, Pages 1050-1071
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10.1002/tea.10120
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9714546
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algebra, calculus, conceptual performance, paper-based assessment, paper-based homework, problem-solving performance, web-based assessment, web-based homework
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Metadata instance created June 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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S. Bonham, R. Beichner, and D. Deardorff, J. Res. Sci. Teaching 40 (10), 1050 (2003), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.10120).
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S. Bonham, R. Beichner, and D. Deardorff, Comparison of student performance using web and paper-based homework in college-level physics J. Res. Sci. Teaching 40 (10), 1050 (2003), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.10120>.
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Bonham, S., Beichner, R., & Deardorff, D. (2003, November 25). Comparison of student performance using web and paper-based homework in college-level physics. J. Res. Sci. Teaching, 40(10), 1050-1071. Retrieved July 23, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.10120
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Bonham, S, R. Beichner, and D. Deardorff. "Comparison of student performance using web and paper-based homework in college-level physics." J. Res. Sci. Teaching. 40, no. 10, (November 25, 2003): 1050-1071, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.10120 (accessed 23 July 2014).
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Bonham, Scott, Robert Beichner, and Duane Deardorff. "Comparison of student performance using web and paper-based homework in college-level physics." J. Res. Sci. Teaching 40.10 (2003): 1050-1071. 23 July 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.10120>.
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