Studies Using ASSISTments with Heffernan Authorship(n=22)

These are the studies that Heffernan has authored.

There are also 5 studies done with ASSISTments that Heffernan did not author. Those

ASSISTments has been used in over 20 published randomized controlled experiments to investigate different ways to improve student learning. Some are listed below. By clicking on the name of the paper you will be able to see the conditions that were compared. Each page has a link at the bottom to the full-text version of the published paper.

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  1. Comparing experimental conditions that give feedback with control conditions that represent "business as usual" where students don't get feedback until the next day.

    1. Estimating the effect of web-based homework. With Univ. of Illinois (UIC)

    2. Does immediate feedback while doing homework improve learning.

    3. Improving learning from homework using intelligent tutoring systems. With West Virginia University

  2. Showing that ASSISTments Closes Achievement Gaps (between with lower achieving student and higher achieving students).

  1. Comparing hints versus step-by-step scaffolding questions, versus solution, versus worked examples.

  1. Comparing worked examples to step-by-step feedback

  1. Comparing different videos intended for motivational benefits

  1. Comparing connecting with parents versus a control

  1. Comparing different instructional approaches

  1. Comparing the Automatic Reassessment and Relearning System(ARRS) feature with other options.

Heffernan, N. (2019)