Step 1: Assignment submission
Students hand in weekly assignments about statistical analyses in SPSS, each containing 10 related questions and problems
Step 2: Interactive Document activity
Students accessed the document with the solutions, and self-corrected the correctness of their own answers, compared to those found in the detailed step-by-step answers.
Self-reporting took the form of answering a multiple choice question for each problem according to a 3-point scale (correct, partially correct, or incorrect).
Step 3: Synchronous lessons
Instructor addressed the most common problems in the homework assignments based on the student analytics from Interactive Document.
Students who answered everything correctly for the first 5 questions were not required to be available for the part of the lesson where explanations on these questions were given and could use the time to work on the next assignment. On the other hand, where more students reported problems with a particular question, the instructor was able to devote more time to addressing this in class.
The use of Interactive Document
Interactive Document is commonly used to guide students through a text with in-line questions, comments and didscussions. In this course however, it was used to save the teacher time and support student self-regulation by creating learning analytics detailing how students evaluated their own answers to an assignment.