Proposal Abstract

The session will present preliminary results from a study concerning the use of online homework in a range of Economics and Business Statistics courses. The data for the study was collected during fall semester 2008 and analyzed in the months leading up to the conference. In this study we examine 1) students' attitudes and practices related to online homework and 2) the relationship between homework attitudes, homework practices, homework grades, test scores, and course grades. We also analyze interactions to determine whether online homework is more useful or effective for some types of students than others. By presenting preliminary results we hope to engage conference attendees in discussion and generate significant feedback with respect to alternative interpretations of and approaches to analyzing the collected data. In addition, we hope to hear suggestions for further research into the effectiveness of online homework and of homework in general.

Location

Room 2905

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 13th, 11:00 AM Mar 13th, 11:45 AM

Online Homework: Student Attitudes and Learning Outcomes in General Economics Courses

Room 2905

The session will present preliminary results from a study concerning the use of online homework in a range of Economics and Business Statistics courses. The data for the study was collected during fall semester 2008 and analyzed in the months leading up to the conference. In this study we examine 1) students' attitudes and practices related to online homework and 2) the relationship between homework attitudes, homework practices, homework grades, test scores, and course grades. We also analyze interactions to determine whether online homework is more useful or effective for some types of students than others. By presenting preliminary results we hope to engage conference attendees in discussion and generate significant feedback with respect to alternative interpretations of and approaches to analyzing the collected data. In addition, we hope to hear suggestions for further research into the effectiveness of online homework and of homework in general.