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Comparing student behavior in mastery and conventional style online physics homework
written by Matthew W. Guthrie and Zhongzhou Chen
We compared students' learning behavior when completing identical online calculus-based physics homework assignments organized in two ways. One was designed for mastery learning where content is divided into smaller units, and students are required to attempt the assessment once before accessing the content. Students can proceed to the next unit after passing the assessment either before or after studying the content. The second is a conventional design in which students first study a set of instructional materials equivalent to several mastery units then complete multiple assessment problems at once. Our major findings are: 1. in the mastery condition, students solved more problems correctly either immediately after studying the instructional content, or on attempts before accessing the instructional content; 2. for students who solved similar numbers of problems correctly, the mastery condition students spent significantly less time studying compared to the traditional condition students; and 3. students who did not pass mastery units on their initial assessment attempts spent similar amounts of time studying as traditional condition students.
Physics Education Research Conference 2019
Part of the PER Conference series
Provo, UT: July 24-25, 2019
Pages 190-195
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M. Guthrie and Z. Chen, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15275&DocID=5186).
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M. Guthrie and Z. Chen, Comparing student behavior in mastery and conventional style online physics homework, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15275&DocID=5186>.
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Guthrie, M., & Chen, Z. (2019, July 24-25). Comparing student behavior in mastery and conventional style online physics homework. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT. Retrieved May 15, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15275&DocID=5186
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Guthrie, Matthew W., and Zhongzhou Chen. "Comparing student behavior in mastery and conventional style online physics homework." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, July 24-25, 2019. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15275&DocID=5186 (accessed 15 May 2021).
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Guthrie, Matthew W., and Zhongzhou Chen. "Comparing student behavior in mastery and conventional style online physics homework." Physics Education Research Conference 2019. Provo, UT: 2019. 190-195 of PER Conference. 15 May 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15275&DocID=5186>.
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