Evaluating the impact of a web-based resource on student learning


This paper reports on an experiment of using a publisher provided web-based resource to make available a series of optional practice quizzes and other supplementary material to all students taking a first year introductory microeconomics module. The empirical analysis evaluates the impact these supplementary resources had on student learning. First, we investigate which students decided to make use of the resources. Then, we analyse the impact this decision has on their subsequent performance in the examination at the end of the module. The results show that, even after taking into account the possibility of self-selection bias, using the web-based resource had a significant positive effect on student learning.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iree.2013.10.008
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International review of economics education. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Olczak, M, 'Evaluating the impact of a web-based resource on student learning' International review of economics education, vol 16, part B (2014) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iree.2013.10.008
Uncontrolled Keywords: computer assisted assessment,self-selection bias,web-based resource,Education
Publication ISSN: 2352-4421
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2023 09:45
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2014 08:30
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2014
Published Online Date: 2013-11-19
Authors: Olczak, Matthew (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-6808-3832)



Version: Accepted Version

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