This peer-reviewed study examines the impact of using Enhanced WebAssign® (EWA) on student knowledge and skills in Calculus I courses.
MarketingWorks and SEG Measurement, two independent research firms, conducted a comprehensive study of EWA’s effectiveness in the spring of 2014 using an array of qualitative and quantitative methods. The primary goal of the study was to determine the extent to which EWA users improved their calculus knowledge and skills more than a control group of students who used the same textbooks and other technology supports but not EWA. Further, the study investigated faculty and student perceptions of EWA.
- Students using EWA achieved higher calculus test scores than non-users.
- Most students felt EWA helped them better prepare, understand the material and succeed.
- Most instructors using EWA agreed that it contributed to the improvement of student learning outcomes, preparedness and engagement.
- A majority of instructors using EWA indicated that they are likely to recommend EWA to their colleagues.
A paper based on the study presented here has been peer-reviewed and accepted for presentation at the AACE E-Learn 2014 World Conference on E-Learning, October 2014 in New Orleans.