Computerized Homework Assignments (CAPA)
Physics 121 Student: " I found CAPA forced me to keep trying at the homework problems until they were all correct, which gave me a better understanding of the material. "
The instructor gets immediate feedback about the difficulty that the students encounter while working on the problems (I can respond to the observed difficulties by reinforcing some of the material to be used in lecture before the due date).
CAPA is used to generate Physics 121 midterm exams. Students can check their performance on the exam by and correct their mistakes and receive partial credit (1/3 of full credit) for their corrections.
Physics 121 Student: " I believe that it is a tremendous help, because it forces you to redo the test and find out what you did wrong and correct your mistakes, so that you get a strong foundation in order to continue onto the next section chapter. "