ARBiDE - Research Activities and Special Projects

Sample from ARBIDE - Developmental Mathematics

Wadsworth, L. M., Husman, J., Duggan, M. A., & Pennington, M. N. (2007). Online mathematics achievement: Effects of learning strategies and self-efficacy. Journal of Developmental Education, 30(3), 6-8, 10, 12-14.

The research examines the learning strategies and self-efficacy of 89 successful college students enrolled in an online developmental mathematics course. The results suggest that the students' self-efficacy, motivation, concentration, information processing, and self-testing skills are most important when predicting grade achievement. Direct instruction can affect these factors. The authors suggest that instructors set up meetings with students enrolled in online courses to focus on learning strategies and applying these strategies to their online course. The research implies that student success in online courses will increase with strategy education.