Grading Technology Allows Teachers to Maximize Technology Infusion in the Classroom

28 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2010

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Ian James Shepherd

Abilene Christian University - Management Science Department

Brent Reeves

Abilene Christian University - Management Science Department

Darryl L. Jinkerson

Abilene Christian University - Management Science Department

Date Written: October 26, 2010

Abstract

Education courses now involve homework assignments that require technology skill as well as domain knowledge. Yet there is little pedagogical and technological support for teaching “What” (statistical mean) while simultaneously teaching “How” (use the =average (Range) function in Excel). The authors’ concept describes a conceptual approach and a methodology that helps teachers leverage their domain knowledge and helps students learn both a new topic and a new information technology skill. While teachers will allocate more time towards preparing homework, far less time is spent overall in administering and grading assignments. This approach scales to any class size, thus removing grading burdens imposed by large class sizes. The huge burden of grading lessons is removed, leaving that time free to improve the teaching.

Keywords: Economic Education, Economics, Education, Pedagogical, Pedagogy, Teaching, Teaching of Economics, Iteration, Excel, Technology Infusion, Automated Grading, Student Feedback

JEL Classification: A20, A21, A22, A23, A29

Suggested Citation

Shepherd, Ian J. and Reeves, Brent and Jinkerson, Darryl L., Grading Technology Allows Teachers to Maximize Technology Infusion in the Classroom (October 26, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1711176 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1711176

Ian J. Shepherd (Contact Author)

Abilene Christian University - Management Science Department ( email )

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Abilene, TX 79699
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Brent Reeves

Abilene Christian University - Management Science Department ( email )

234 Mabee Business Building
ACU Box 29319
Abilene, TX 79699
United States
325-674-2385 (Phone)

Darryl L. Jinkerson

Abilene Christian University - Management Science Department ( email )

245 Mabee Business Building
ACU Box 29334
Abilene, TX 79699
United States
325-674-2493 (Phone)

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