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Shining a Light on OpenStax

September 08 , 16

Our goal at Expert TA is to improve the learning experience for both educators and students. Whenever we have a chance to associate with someone working toward the same end, we are delighted. And[...]

Students Don’t Want to Cheat ... And Teachers Can Help Them Stay Clean

August 19 , 16

Authors:

Jeremy Morton, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, The Expert TADavid Pritchard, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Although many people claim that cheating on college[...]

Studying for the AP Physics Exam: A New Approach for Students

August 03 , 16

You probably already know that the AP Physics exam recently underwent dramatic and fundamental changes. And students still studying for the old style of exam suffered. In fact, the College Board[...]

5 Online Homework Settings for Better Student Engagement

July 27 , 16

If you’re like many introductory physics instructors, you likely use an online homework system. These systems have evolved tremendously over the past decade, and now allow instructors to highly[...]

How Expert TA Analytics Worked for the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

February 18 , 16

Expert TA’s online homework system offers the most symbolic questions on the market, and they are graded as more than simply right or wrong. This partial credit grading, along with sophisticated[...]

3 Reasons Not to Devalue Homework

January 28 , 16

In higher education, chances are you’ve heard or dealt with issues of academic integrity. Some claim that cheating is now such a significant issue that they can no longer assign value to homework. It[...]

Why Bundled Textbooks are a Bad Deal for Students

January 25 , 16

In our experience, college professors work tirelessly to look out for the best interests of their students. They are well aware of the ever-increasing expense of a college education, and therefore[...]

Practice Makes Progress!

November 24 , 15

How can you tell whether a student really understands the class material? Education researchers agree that assessing this is difficult and that the best and most trusted measure is still an exam that[...]

The Changing Landscape of the AP Physics Exam

November 18 , 15

The following article from Education Week outlines an important issue that we all need to keep our eyes on. The number of students taking the AP Physics exam doubled this past year, representing the[...]

3 Ways to Turn the Bird’s Nest of Big Data into Your Most Powerful Tool

November 16 , 15

Big data is all the talk these days, regardless of what sector you are in; but just collecting data doesn’t provide insight.  The real challenge is in the analysis of that collected information, and[...]