Using Web-Based Software to Enhance Student Learning of Analytical and Critical Skills
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Volume 36, Number 3, ISSN 0047-2395
Web-based sites such as WebCT/Blackboard are useful for faculty and generally appreciated by students. This article describes the results in a hybrid course of the addition of specialized Web-based software. The intent was to enhance student skills in analysis and critique. Highly structured assignments were graded with Waypoint software, providing much more voluminous feedback to the students than would normally be possible. General aspects of Waypoint are described. The critical and analytical processes were also reinforced in midterm examinations. Statistical analysis supports the conclusion that this course design produced significantly improved analysis and critique skills steadily to the end of the course. (Contains 1 figure.)
Goodrich, C. (2008). Using Web-Based Software to Enhance Student Learning of Analytical and Critical Skills. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 36(3), 247-253.