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AUTM recognizes WebAssign as Pioneer in Online Instructional Tools

Years ago, university math and science students often saw their homework fall into a predictably sluggish pattern. With hundreds of students in a single class, professors could take more than a week to return graded assignments.

Today, technology can help alleviate the grading backlog, and one service that makes it possible is WebAssign, from Advanced Instructional Systems Inc. in Raleigh, N.C. With this online service for math and science courses, students each year receive instant feedback on their homework at nearly 2,000 universities, colleges and high schools around the world (mainly in the United States, but also in other regions including the U.K., Israel, Australia, China and Saudi Arabia). WebAssign doesn’t just allow teachers to spend less time on grading and administrative tasks. It features online tools to help students prepare for tests — and may ultimately provide teachers with data to boost effectiveness in the classroom.