Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 12:03:13 -0400

Author: Jerry Hester

Subject: Re: WEBASSIGN or similar?

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Laurent Hodges wrote:

> I'd be curious to know Tappers' opinions on systems like this. My
> reaction, without having tried it, just reading the description, was very
> negative. What advantages and disadvantages do you see?
>
>

Just a couple of advantages:

The ability to present course materials via the web.
The ability to administer many student practice problems and quizzes without
the time spent grading.
The ability to operate On-line office hours.

I know some of you will say, "but you have no control over cheating", but you
have no control over cheating now. We don't know who does the homework that
is handed in, we only know that we spend a great deal of time in grading it
and recording those grades.


--
Jerry Hester
Jhester@mtu.edu
Laboratory/Lecture Demonstrations Coordinator
Department of Physics
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Phone: (906) 487-2273
Fax: (906) 487-2933


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Laurent Hodges wrote:

I'd be curious to know Tappers' opinions on systems
like this.  My

reaction, without having tried it, just reading the description, was
very

negative.  What advantages and disadvantages do you see?

 

 

Just a couple of advantages:

The ability to present course materials via the web.

The ability to administer many student practice problems and quizzes
without the time spent grading.

The ability to operate On-line office hours.

I know some of you will say, "but you have no control over cheating",
but you have no control over cheating now.  We don't know who does
the homework that is handed in, we only know that we spend a great deal
of time in grading it and recording those grades.

 

--

Jerry Hester

Jhester@mtu.edu

Laboratory/Lecture Demonstrations Coordinator

Department of Physics

Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931-1295

Phone: (906) 487-2273

Fax: (906) 487-2933

 

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