Discovering Learning Gaps Using Online Homework Software

Submitted by Erik Huntsinger on

This semester I am assigning students online homework problems using Sapling Learning. After the due date expires, I plan to analyze which questions were most frequently missed.  Then I will bring these back as part of a study session prior to the midterm 1.  Similar questions will be restested as part of their midterm, and an analysis conducted to see if students' scores improved as a result of the feedback and additional practice in these areas.

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Sarah Moesbergen Sat, 09/12/2015 - 11:09am

Great idea!  What a wonderful way to make sure the students get many opportunities to learn.

Olga Tsoudis Sat, 09/12/2015 - 8:05pm

Erik, This is a great idea. Repetition is key for learning!

Peter Turner Tue, 09/15/2015 - 10:32am

Love the idea, Erik! Basically you are doing an item analysis with constructed feedback. I can predict a high success rate, but looking forward to the results.