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"The Impact of a Web-based Homework Tool in University Algebra Courses on Student Learning and Strategies" icon

The Impact of a Web-based Homework Tool in University Algebra Courses on Student Learning and Strategies

This study investigated students' motivation and perceptions of learning in relation to the use of a web-based homework tool in one College Algebra course. While several studies have been conducted examining web-based homework, few have moved beyond the examination of "equivalency" of the methods. A quantitative research design, specifically a survey design, was employed. Research questions examined (1) if student backgrounds or prior experiences impacted their perceptions of the use of web-based homework tool affecting their learning, and (2) if the web-based homework tool influenced students' learning strategies or motivation to complete their homework. The results suggest that students were motivated to complete more homework using the web-based tool than with traditional paper-based... Show More

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