WIT Press


Computer-assisted Vs. Traditional Homework: Results Of A Pilot Research Project

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CI040471

Volume

31

Pages

12

Published

2004

Size

397 kb

Author(s)

L. Hassler, L. Dennis, H. Ng, C. Johnson, D. Ossont, G. Ogawa & C. Nahmias

Abstract

The CAPA pilot research project tested the effectiveness of computer-assisted homework assignments as a complement to teacher led instruction in high school physics at three suburban high schools in Florida during the first nine-week grading period of the semester beginning in January 2004. The study involved three physics teachers (one per school), nine high school physics classes populated by 219 students. The project consisted of a randomized experimental design, with CAPA homework assignments as the treatment and traditional homework assignments (on paper and hand-graded) as the control. Classes of students were randomly assigned to treatment and control groups. The effectiveness of CAPA homework compared with traditional homework was assessed through (1) pre- and post-test gains on physics test ite

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