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dc.contributor.authorMaclean, Gillis A. C.en
dc.contributor.authorMcKeown, Paul C. M.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-04T01:08:14Z
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.citationMaclean, G. & McKeown, P. (2013). Comparing online quizzes and take-homeassignments as formative assessments in a 100-level economics course, New Zealand Economic Papers, 47:3, 245-256, DOI: 10.1080/00779954.2012.707530en
dc.identifier.issn0077-9954en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/6815
dc.description.abstractConventional take-home assignments and online quizzes are compared as formative assessments intended to engage students in learning. Using data from six semesters for each, we consider five characteristics: participation, timeliness and nature of feedback, fit within overall course assessment, and cost of delivery. Both assignments and quizzes generated high participation. Marked feedback took up to five weeks with assignments but was immediate with quizzes. In both cases, passing the formative assessment did not ensure a pass in the exam, but failing it indicated a lack of engagement and almost certain exam failure. The 10% course weighting for quizzes fitted better than the 30% for assignments. The assignments were costly to administer, but online quizzes had a marginal cost close to zero. As formative assessments, we find that overall online quizzes were as effective as take-home assignments and cost considerably less.en
dc.format.extent245-256en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Routledge - https://doi.org/10.1080/00779954.2012.707530 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00779954.2012.707530en
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/00779954.2012.707530en
dc.rightsCopyright © 2013 New Zealand Association of Economists Incorporateden
dc.subjectformative assessmenten
dc.subjectsummative assessmenten
dc.subjecteconomics educationen
dc.subjectonline assessmenten
dc.titleComparing online quizzes and take-home assignments as formative assessments in a 100-level economics courseen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Financial and Business Systemsen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Global Value Chains and Tradeen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00779954.2012.707530en
dc.subject.anzsrc1401 Economic Theoryen
dc.subject.anzsrc1402 Applied Economicsen
dc.subject.anzsrc1499 Other Economicsen
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Economic Papersen
pubs.issue3en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/FABS
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/GVCT
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00779954.2012.707530en
pubs.volume47en
dc.publisher.placeOxon, UKen
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-7810-8167


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