Title

Interesting Times: Relation between Test Times and Student Performance in Online Courses

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Publication Source

Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice

Volume

12

Issue

6

Inclusive pages

74-80

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

Many instructors are now using online technology for the assessment of student learning. However, there are still relatively few empirical studies of the technology’s implications for student learning. In this study, the authors use student performance data from over two hundred students in principles of microeconomics to assess the correlation between student performance and the duration of an online exam. Conclusions were drawn regarding the “optimum” time allotted for multiple-choice, computerbased course examinations. The results should be of interest to all educators who are involved with distance learning programs generally, and those instructors who administer non-proctored online exams, specifically.

Disciplines

Economics

This document is currently not available here.

  Contact Author

Share

COinS