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Recommended Citation: Russell, D L.  Promptness: A Teaching and Evaluation Model.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2006, v 23 (Dallas): §4133. ISSN: 1542-7382.

Promptness: A Teaching and Evaluation Model

Refereed10 pages
David L. Russell    [a1] [a2]
School of Business
Western New England College    [u1] [u2]
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA    [c1] [c2]

Promptness is a desirable behavior in students and an expected behavior in professionals. Promptness can also be viewed as a surrogate variable of the larger concept of engagement with the course. Here, a model to integrate the evaluation of promptness into the usual pattern of teaching a college-level course is presented. The life cycle of a specific assignment is presented and broken down into measurable intervals. Classroom management software provides the key tool to perform the analysis. Other forms of evaluation of promptness are presented. Conclusions are drawn, focusing on increasing learning by maximizing the time students have available between the opening of a posted assignment and its submission.

Keywords: class engagement, promptness, classroom management software

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