Dr. Allison Dorko, Teaching Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, presents:
“Red X's and Green Checks: A Preliminary Model of Student Learning from Online Homework”
Abstract: Homework accounts for the majority of students’ interaction with mathematics content. However, we know little about students’ activity as they complete homework. In this talk, I will discuss my ongoing work studying student learning from homework. I will begin by presenting my main finding to date, an empirically-based model of students’ activity as they complete an online homework assignment. I developed the model based on analyses of video recordings of 9 calculus II students completing an online homework assignment and follow-up interviews with the students about the homework session. In the context of the introduced model, I present two additional findings. First, students’ activity when solving online homework problems is cyclic and similar to mathematicians’ activity when problem solving. Second, students leverage their multiple tries per question and ability to submit parts of questions individually to obtain intermediate feedback. They use this feedback as formative assessment to guide their work on the remainder of the problem. I will conclude the talk by describing my developing research trajectory.
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:00am to 12:00pm
Joyce Collin Furman Hall, 303
200 SW 15th Street, Corvallis, OR 97331