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Teaching with Technology: Does Access to Computer Technology Increase Student Achievement?

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  • Cynthia L. Harter

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    (Department of Economics, Eastern Kentucky University)

  • John F.R. Harter

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    (Department of Economics, Eastern Kentucky University)

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    Abstract

    This paper examines whether the use of computer technology as a supplemental study aid actually enhances student achievement in introductory economics. Data were collected for multiple sections over a four-semester period to test that hypothesis. The use of course web pages and online, multiple choice quizzes does not seem to increase student scores on common multiple-choice questions on the final or on the final itself.

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    Article provided by Eastern Economic Association in its journal Eastern Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 30 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 4 (Fall)
    Pages: 507-514

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    Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:30:y:2004:i:4:p:507-514

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    Keywords: Economics; Introductory Economics; Teaching Methods;

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    1. Guy Judge, 1999. "The production and use of on-line Web quizzes for economics," Computers in Higher Education Economics Review, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 13(1), pages 21-25.
    2. William E. Becker, 1997. "Teaching Economics to Undergraduates," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 35(3), pages 1347-1373, September.
    3. Rajshree Agarwal & A. Edward Day, 1998. "The Impact of the Internet on Economic Education," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(2), pages 99-110, January.
    4. Elizabeth L. Rankin & David J. Hoaas, 2001. "Does the Use of Computer-Generated Slide Presentations in the Classroom Affect Student Performance and Interest?," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 27(3), pages 355-366, Summer.
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