LEARNING INCREASE FOR STUDENTS ON One night's TextbookHOMEWORK

STUDENTS learned More when they received IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK ON their textbook HOMEWORK assignment for one night.  Students THEN Learned even more WHEN the TEACHER reviewed THE HOMEWORK THE NEXT DAY Using THE REPORTS to HELP THEM TO DRIVE THEIR REVIEW.

HOMEWORK online feedback with DISCUSSION AND REVIEW AT SCHOOL

In the study, referenced below that we have submitted for publication, we wanted to see how a teacher goes over homework differently. The control condition video below shows the teacher putting up the answers, giving students time to check their answers and then ask questions. The video is boring as it takes a long time for someone to ask a question and even then it is not clear that a good discussion was generated. You may also notice that several students didn't have their work with them, preventing them from checking their answers or asking questions. The second video shows the teacher having her item report on the screen that shows what questions were the most challenging. She knows before class begins what questions she wants to review with the class.  Listen to the video and notice how the teacher shares the common wrong answer and starts a discussion about common misconceptions.  Additional studies have shown similar findings. We tested students just before going over the homework, and then just after. Students learned more in the condition where the teacher was using the ASSISTments data. 

Control: No Student ASSISTments Use

 Treatment: Students Used ASSISTments

KellyY.,  Heffernan, N., Heffernan, C.,  Goldman, S., Pellegrino, G. & Soffer, D. (2013). Estimating the Effect of Web-Based Homework. In Lane, Yacef, Motow & Pavlik (Eds) The Proceedings of the Artificial Intelligence in Education Conference.  Springer-Verlag. pp. 824-827.  (Archived material is here).  A longer version is here.

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