Software Evaluation and Pilots

OLT collaborates with academic units and faculty members to evaluate and/or pilot software to enhance student learning. Pilot studies are generally time limited, involve a select group of students and or courses, and have defined evaluation criteria. If successful, they often lead to enterprise deployment.

Current pilot studies include:

  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Survey Tool
  • Respondus
  • WeBWorK

    WeBWorK is a free open source Perl-based system for delivering individualized homework problems over the web. By providing students with immediate feedback as to the correctness of their answers, students are encouraged to make multiple attempts until they succeed. By individualizing problems, cheating is discouraged. By providing instructors with real-time statistics, lesson plans can be customized to better serve students. An instance of WeBWorK is used by Mathematics Department at UBC in Pilot phase from Fall 2009.

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