Student Effort and Learning Outcomes in Principles of Microeconomics Courses
15 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2014
Date Written: December 1, 2014
The purpose of this study is to examine a controversial debate whether students who spend more time on completing the assignments perform better. More specifically, the study investigates the relationship between the time spent (as a measure of students' efforts) on an assignment and students' learning outcomes. The study uses a unique dataset with the students’ out-of-class activities in Principles of Microeconomics courses between Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 downloaded from Aplia, an online learning environment.
Keywords: student's effort, online homework, student activities, learning outcome
JEL Classification: A22
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