WeBWorK is an internet based method for delivering homework problems to students
over the internet. It gives students instant feedback as to whether or not their answers are correct.
Here is the list of features in WeBWorK
The interested reader can use WeBWorK by connecting to http://webwork.math.rochester.edu. Use the login name "practice1" and the password "practice1".
At the University of Rochester WeBWorK
is currently being used for the precalculus and calculus cluster and
for first semester calculus. We anticipate that it will soon be used in
more math courses, and hope that it will prove useful in other
disciplines as well. WeBWorK builds on the experiences of an earlier program, CAPA,
developed at Michigan State University, differing mainly in its use of
a new generation of electronic technology to accomplish its purpose.
problem set is individualized (each student has a different version of
each problem, for example the numerical values in the formulas may be
The student completes the assignment,logs onto the internet and enters their answers into a web browser. The WeBWorK
system responds telling the student whether an answer (or set of
answers) is correct or incorrect and also records whether the student
answered the question correctly or incorrectly . The student is free to
try a problem as many times as he or she wishes until the due date.
A key educational benefit of this system is that if a student gets a wrong answer,
the student gets immediate feedback while the problem is still fresh in their mind.
The student can then correct a careless mistake, review the relevant material before
attacking the problem again, or seek help (frequently via e-mail) from friends, the TA or the instructor.