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Computer-assisted assignments in a large physics class


Computers & Education Volume 27, Number 2, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


The CAPA system, a software tool to implement a computer-assisted personalized approach for homework assignments and examinations, was used in a large introductory physics class for the first time. The students rated the system extremely favorably even though they spent significantly more time on the assignments compared to traditional classes. Fewer teaching assistants were needed and their time could be diverted from grading to more interactive contact with their students.


Thoennessen, M. & Harrison, M.J. (1996). Computer-assisted assignments in a large physics class. Computers & Education, 27(2), 141-147. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved January 26, 2020 from .

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