Teachers Talking

February 28, 2013 at 11:30 am to 1:30 pm[2h]
Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room

Teachers Talking Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room

Student misuse of online sources on homework.  In many disciplines, homework is one of the critical ways that students learn course material.  With the increased sophistication and support provided by textbook publishers, questions have arisen for instructors who traditionally assign homework problems from textbooks. How does an instructor best navigate through courses in which students can easily look up the answers to all of the homework in their textbook?  Do online answer keys provide support or are they crutches for student learning? Are students able to use these to help them check answers after they are done with their assignments without falling into a "cheating" trap - and potential honor code violations?  Will students who use these online resources do better or worse on exams and in subsequent courses? Session facilitated by Tom Huber (Physics and Faculty Associate of Undergraduate Research). Program runs 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns Buffet, meet in St. Peter Room.

ContactCathryn Blaukat — 507-933-6227
SponsorJohn S Kendall Center for Engaged Learning