Using the WeBWorK System in Exam Settings for Introductory to Intermediate Level Statistics Courses

In this talk, I will demonstrate how WeBWorK can be used for exam assessment with questions that are written by the user and programmed into WeBWorK. The exam questions are not limited to simple problems nor simple scoring abilities; I have created complex calculus problems such as bivariate integration (with either order of integration), questions that can take mathematical expressions, and used WeBWorK's R interface to insert graphical images. Furthermore, I will show that WeBWorK has the capability to award partial credit for incorrect student answers that are brought through the question. This can be achieved by breaking the question into sequential parts and carrying the student's error forward, applying the correct process to an incorrect response. I will discuss a few methods of using WeBWorK in an exam setting, as well as how I used WeBWorK to offer my students a second chance at the exam for student self-reflection and improved learning.

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Monday, June 4, 2018 - 13:30 to 14:00

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First Name Middle Name Last Name Primary Affiliation
Scott Andrew Robison University of Calgary