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Testing the Effectiveness of Online Assignments in Theory of Finance

Michael Batu, Esmond Lun, Nancy Bower () and Asha Sadanand
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Nancy Bower: Department of Economics and Finance, University of Guelph, Guelph ON Canada

No 1707, Working Papers from University of Guelph, Department of Economics and Finance

Abstract: We investigate the effectiveness of online versus paper assignments using final examination scores in three cohorts of Theory of Finance. In particular, two cohorts were exposed to online assignments while another cohort was exposed to traditional assignments. Our central result is that exposure to online assignments robustly leads to higher final exam scores, all else being equal. We also find a lower level of engagement as shown by low assignment completion rates for students exposed to online assignments.

Keywords: online assignments; paper assignments; learning (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A20 A22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages
Date: 2017
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