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Automated, Web-Based, Second-Chance Homework
Journal of Chemical Education (2001)
  • Randall W. Hall, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Leslie G. Butler, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Saundra Y. McGuire, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Sean P. McGlynn, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Gary L. Lyon, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Ron l. Reese, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Patrick A. Limbach, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Abstract
Procedures and programs for Web-based homework administration were developed and tested. The special feature of the protocol is the option of a "second chance". When a student gives a wrong answer in the weekly homework assignment, a second version of the same question is posed to that student within 48 hours. Both the original and the second versions of the homework are Web-based and automatically graded. More than 90% of the students used the second chance at least once during the semester. More than 60% used this feature for every homework assignment. The second-chance option motivates students to study the feedback associated with a missed answer.
Keywords
  • introductory chemistry,
  • teaching with technology,
  • computer-based learning,
  • high school
Publication Date
December 1, 2001
Citation Information
Randall W. Hall, Leslie G. Butler, Saundra Y. McGuire, Sean P. McGlynn, et al.. "Automated, Web-Based, Second-Chance Homework" Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 78 Iss. 12 (2001) p. 1704 ISSN: 0021-9584
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/randall_hall/40/