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Student Use of Online Study Tools in Business Communication Courses

Author(s): Traci L. Austin, Judith Biss, Carol Wright

Citation: Traci L. Austin, Judith Biss, Carol Wright, (2010) "Student Use of Online Study Tools in Business Communication Courses," Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 6, Iss. 4, pp. 42 - 49

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


Many textbooks have online study tools designed to help students succeed in classes. Teachers promote the tools as “free” add-ons that have the potential to increase students’ comprehension of material, ultimately improving their final grades. Do students actually use these tools, however? If so, does their use impact the students’ exam grades? A study was designed to track the use and effectiveness of the online tools in five sections of an undergraduate business communication course at Stephen F. Austin State University. This paper presents the results of this survey and suggestions for incorporating online study tools in the classroom.