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ERIC Number: EJ1185055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
Does the Homework Format Really Matter? The Impact of Online Homework Assignments and Learning Style Fit on Accounting Students' Learning Engagement and Academic Achievement
Maxwell, Pat; Smoker, Kari; Stites-Doe, Susan
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v27 n3 p343-366 Jul 2018
The experience of students submitting written homework is compared to those using online homework platforms at a college in the northeastern United States. Results indicate that online homework platforms can increase student engagement in the course when students are satisfied with the platform's functionality and when students believe the web-based tool matches their own learning style. Findings suggest that students not inclined towards e-textbook use might be willing to set aside their preferences and try an online homework platform if they believe that the experience will be compatible with their learning style. Given the links between perceptions of learning style and platform functionality with positive student perceptual outcomes, results indicate faculty may be able to increase their students' sense of efficacy towards online homework by demonstrating a positive attitude toward the platform, and showing their own engagement with web-based tools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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