Open online homework systems

A showcase presentation for #OTESSA21

All posts by Chuck Pearson

How the reality of surveillance influences my attitudes on sharing

When I was having a conversation with a couple of people on campus about academic integrity issues, one of our IT leads sent me a screen-capture for his search for Tusculum University, my institution, on Chegg:  This took me aback a little bit. The instructor for BIOL 321/CHEM 301, the biochemistry course, was…me. I’ve been […]

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How an isolated OER creator comes to realize he’s creating OER

The majority of people who would look twice at a conference presentation entitled “Open Online Homework Systems” aren’t the type of people who need the revelations I received between 2011 and 2016. But they may be the people who need to know about higher education instructors working very quietly with the “freedom” to teach without […]

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How Moodle encouraged me to build open online homework (without even realizing it)

All I’m going to write in this space today are words about my own work to provide free homework for my students, long before I was aware that there was any such thing as open education. So this is as much a personal reflection as it is anything at all, and it’s going to read […]

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Opening a discussion about online homework in the physical sciences

When I first started working on my “open online homework” project in 2007, I wasn’t aware that I was doing anything that could have interest to others; I wasn’t even aware that I was engaging in open educational practices. I was just frustrated that WebAssign seemed to have the market cornered on online physics and […]

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Original proposal

The presence of online homework systems to support courses in mathematics, physics and chemistry has become ubiquitous over the course of recent decades (Bonham et al., 2001; Ziemer, 2004; Allain and Williams, 2006); the promise that these systems claim is the ease of assessment of student performance for the instructor in exchange for at least equivalent student learning. […]

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