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Publications connected to the LON-CAPA project


  • E. Kashy, B. M. Sherrill, Y. Tsai, D. Thaler, D. Weinshank, M. Engelmann, and D. J. Morrissey, CAPA, an integrated computer assisted personalized assignment system, Am. J. Phys. 61 (12), 1993, pp. 1124-1130.


  • E. Kashy, S. J. Gaff, N. H. Pawley, W. L. Stretch, S. L. Wolfe, D. J. Morrissey, and Y. Tsai, Conceptual Questions in Computer-Assisted Assignments, Am. J. Phys. 63 (11), 1995, pp. 1000-1005.
  • D. J. Morrissey, E. Kashy, and Y. Tsai, Using Computer-Assisted Personalized Assignments for Freshman Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 72, 1995, pp 141-146.



  • M. Thoennessen, E. Kashy, Y. Tsai, N. E. Davis, and S. L. Wolfe, ALN Use for Individual Student Contact in a Large Class, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks
  • E. Kashy, M. Thoennessen, Y. Tsai, N. E. Davis, and S. L. Wolfe, Using Networked Tools to Enhance Student Success Rates in Large Classes, Proceedings, FIE 1997.


  • E. Kashy, M. Thoennessen, Y. Tsai, N. E. Davis, and S. L. Wolfe, Using Networked Tools to Promote Student Success in Large Classes, Journal of Engineering Education 87, 385 (1998)
  • W. Bauer, W. Benenson, G. D. Westfall, cliXX Physik, Harri Deutsch, Frankfurt, Germany, 1998
  • E. Kashy, M. Thoennessen, Y. Tsai, N. E. Davis, and G. Albertelli, Evidence of Enhanced Productivity in a 500-Student Lecture Course, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks 1998
  • G. Kortemeyer, W. Bauer, Multimedia Collaborative Content Creation, Frontiers in Education Conference 1998.


  • M. Thoennessen, E. Kashy, Y. Tsai, and N. E. Davis, Impact of Asynchronous Learning Networks in Large Lecture Classes, Jour. Group Decision and Negotiation 8, 371 (1999)
  • N. N. Artus, K. D. Nadler, A Computer-Assisted Personalized Approach in an Undergraduate Physiology Class, Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 119 (1999), pp 1177-1186.
  • M. Thoennessen, E. Kashy, G. Albertelli II, and Y. Tsai, Response to Student Attacks on On-Campus ALNs, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks 1999.
  • G. Kortemeyer and W. Bauer, "Multimedia Collaborative Content Creation (mc3) - The MSU LectureOnline System", Journal of Engineering Education, 88 (4), 421 (1999)


  • E. Kashy, M. Thoennessen, G. Albertelli and Y. Tsai, Implementing a Large On-Campus ALN: Faculty Perspective,
    Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, Volume 4, Issue 3, ISSN 1092-8235 (2000)
  • P. W. W. Hunter, The Use of a Computer-Assisted Personalized Approach in a Large-Enrollment General Chemistry Course, University Chemistry Education (Royal Society of Chemistry), Vol 4, No. 2, p. 39 (2000).
  • E. Kashy, M. Thoennessen Y. Tsai, N. E. Davis, and G. Albertelli II, Melding Network Technology with Traditional Teaching: Enhanced Achievement in a 500-Student Course, Chapter in "Interactive Learning: Vignettes from America's Most Wired Campuses", edited by David G. Brown, p. 51, ISBN 1-882982-29-0, Anker Publishing Company, Boston (2000).
  • E. Kashy, M. Thoennessen, G. Albertelli and Y. Tsai, Implementing a Large On-Campus ALN: Faculty Perspective, On-Line Education: Learning Effectiveness and Faculty Satisfaction, Proceedings of the 1999 Sloan Summer Workshop on Asynchronous Learning Networks, edited by John Bourne, The Sloan Consortium, ALN Center, p.225 (2000)
  • E. Kashy, G. Albertelli, M. Thoennessen, Y. Tsai, and D. A. Kashy, ALN Technology on Campus: Successes and Problems, Proceedings of the 2000 Frontiers in Education Conference, IEEE Catalog Number: 00CH37135, ISBN: 0-7803-6424-4, Session S1D, p. 1, (2000)
  • M. Thoennessen, E. Kashy, G. Albertelli, F. Berryman, Dissemination of On-Campus ALN: Successes and Misconceptions, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks (2000)
  • E. Kashy, M. Thoennessen, G. Albertelli, D. Kashy, L. Gaetner, S. Yennello, and L. Brown, Network Technology in Teaching: Assessing Costs and Educational Effectiveness, Presentations of the CEUTT Workshop of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2000)
  • P. Kotas, Homework Behavior in an Introductory Physics Course, Masters Thesis (Physics), Central Michigan University (2000)


  • D. A. Kashy, G. Albertelli, E. Kashy and M. Thoennessen, Teaching with ALN Technology: Benefits and Costs, Journal of Engineering Education, 89, 499 (2001)
  • G. Kortemeyer, W. Bauer, D. Kashy, E. Kashy, and C. Speier, The LearningOnline Network with CAPA Initiative, IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, vol. 31, p. 1003 (2001)
  • M. Thoennessen, Michigan State University CAPA: Computer-assisted Personalized Assignment System, Case Study in “Innovations in Online Learning – Moving Beyond No Significant Difference”, by Carol A. Twigg, p. 29, The Pew Learning and Technology Program, Center for Academic Transformation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2001)
  • D. Kashy, G. Albertelli, G. Ashkenazi, E. Kashy, H.-K. Ng, and M. Thoennessen, Individualized Interactive Exercises: A Promising Role for Network Technology, IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, ISBN: 0-7803-6669-7, vol. 31, p. 1073 (2001)
  • C. Speier, G. Kortemeyer, "Open Source Objects for Teaching and Learning", Syllabus Magazine, vol. 11 (2001)


  • D.A. Kashy, G. Albertelli, E. Kashy, and M. Thoennessen, Network Technology as a Complementary Tool in Higher Education: An Examination of Educational and Cost Effectiveness, Chapter in “Monograph on the Mellon CEUTT Program”, edited by Saul Fisher, Mellon Foundation (2002)
  • G. Albertelli, B. Minaei-Bidgoli, W.F. Punch, G. Kortemeyer, and E. Kashy, Concept Feedback in Computer-Graded assignments, Frontiers in Education 2002
  • A. Pascarella, CAPA (Computer-Assisted Personalized Assignments) in a Large University Setting, doctoral dissertation, University of Colorado, Boulder (2002)








  • Gerd Kortemeyer, LON-CAPA - An Open-Source Learning Content Management and Assessment System for the Sciences, m-ICTE 2009 Conference, Lisbon, Vol. 1, 407-411 (2009)
  • Susanne Bellmer, Gerd Kortemeyer, and Peter Riegler, Computerbewertete Übungen in mathematischen, technischen und naturwissenschaftlichen Grundlagenfächern, in Auf dem Weg zu exzellentem E-Learning - Kooperation und Vernetzung der Hochschullehre in Niedersachsen (Hans-Jürgen Appelrath and Leonore Schulze (ed.)), Waxmann Verlag (Münster, New York, München, Berlin), ISBN 978-3-8309-2122-6 (2009)
  • Susanne Bellmer, Peter Riegler, Gerd Kortemeyer, and Gerd von Cölln, Projektbericht: VITA - Virtual Teaching Assistant, eleed elearning and education, No. 5 (2009)
  • Gerd Kortemeyer, Gender differences in the use of an online homework system in an introductory physics course, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 5, 010107 [8 pages], (2009)
  • Gerd Kortemeyer and Peter Riegler, Automatisch bewertete Übungsaufgaben und Übungsmaterialien, Die Neue Hochschule, Band 50, Heft 2/09, 34-37 (2009)
  • Gerd Kortemeyer and Émerson Cruz, An Open-Source Learning Content Management and Assessment System, WCCE 2009 Conference, 42 [10 pages] (2009)


  • Stefan Dröschler, Bachelor Thesis, Metadata Harvesting as a Foundation for Improved Content Discovery in LON-CAPA's Shared Distributed Content Repository (2010)
  • Juliane Wenzel, Bachelor Thesis, Implementierung einer Wunschliste für ein weltweit verteiltes Assessment System (2010)
  • Stefan Bisitz, Juliane Wenzel, Peter Riegler: Content Sharing bei elektronischen Assessments, in M. Kerres et al.(eds.): Proceedings 169 DeLFI 2010 - 8 Tagung der Fachgruppe E-Learning der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., pdf slides (2010)
  • Gerd Kortemeyer and Peter Riegler, Large-Scale E-Assessments, Prüfungsvor- und -nachbereitung: Erfahrungen aus den USA und aus Deutschland, Zeitschrift für E-Learning, Volume 5, Issue 1, (2010)
  • Emily Ward, Julie Libarkin, Stuart Raeburn, and Gerd Kortemeyer, The Geoscience Concept Inventory WebCenter provides new means for student assessment, eLearning Papers, No. 20 (2010)
  • Raluca E. Teodorescu, Andrew Pawl, Saif Rayyan, Analia Barrantes and David E. Pritchard, Toward an Integrated Online Learning Environment, Proceedings, 2010 PERC Conference, Portland, Oregon (2010)
  • Tolga Gog, Using Computer-Assisted Personalized Assignment System in a Large-Enrollment General Physics, European Journal of Physics Education 2010/01, 28-43 (2010)
  • Peter Riegler and Gerd Kortemeyer, Praxisbericht: Mehrwert freier elektronischer Übungsaufgaben in MINT-Fächern, Zeitschrift für E-Learning, Volume 5, Issue 3, (2010)
  • Peter Riegler and Gerd Kortemeyer, Gender Differences in Computer Aided Assessments, Wismarer Frege Reihe (Wismar Frege Series), Heft 03/2010, 23-28 (2010)


  • Émerson Cruz, Hélio Dias, and Gerd Kortemeyer, The effect of formative assessment in Brazilian university physics courses, Revista Brasileira de Ensino de Física, 33, n. 4, 4501 (2011)
  • Peter Riegler and Gerd Kortemeyer, LON-CAPA - eAsssessment im internationalen Verbund, Hamburger eLearning Magazin, No. 7, 53-55 (2011)


  • James T. Laverty and Gerd Kortemeyer, Function Plot Response: A Scalable System for Teaching Kinematics Graphs, American Journal of Physics, , 80, Issue 8, 724-733 (2012)
  • Veselin Jungic, Deborah Kent, and Petra Menz, On Online Assignments in a Calculus Class, Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, Vol. 9, No. 1, Article 3 (2012)
  • Stefan Dröschler, Application of Item Response Theory in a Distributed Course Management System, Master's Thesis, Ostfalia University of Applied Science (2012)
  • Stefan Bisitz und Nils Jensen: Aktivierende Online-Lehre in der Mathematik mit Moodle, Clicker und LON-CAPA, in J. Desel et al.(eds.): Proceedings DeLFI 2012 - 10. e-Learning-Fachtagung Informatik der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., pdf slides (2012)
  • Yoav Bergner, Stefan Dröschler, Gerd Kortemeyer, Saif Rayyan, Daniel Seaton, and David Pritchard, Model-Based Collaborative Filtering Analysis of Student Response Data: Machine-Learning Item Response Theory, The 5th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, 95-102 (2012)


  • Gerd Kortemeyer, Ten Years Later: Why Open Educational Resources Have Not Noticeably Affected Higher Education, and Why We Should Care, EDUCAUSE Review Online, 02/26 (2013)
  • Daniel T. Seaton, Yoav Bergner, , Saif Rayyan, Isaac Chuang, and David E. Pritchard, The Impact of Course Structure on eText Use in Large-Lecture Introductory-Physics Courses, Physics Education Research Conference (PERC), Portland, OR (2013)
  • Gerd Kortemeyer, Stefan Dröschler, and Dave Pritchard, Harvesting Latent and Usage-based Metadata in a Course Management System to Enrich the Underlying Educational Digital Library, International Journal on Digital Libraries, 10.1007/s00799-013-0107-6 (2013)
  • Stefan Dröschler, Gerd Kortemeyer, and Peter Riegler, "Openness": weniger ist mehr?, Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung (accepted)



  • Gerd Kortemeyer, An Empirical Study of the Effect of Granting Multiple Tries for Online Homework, American Journal of Physics 83, 646-653 (2015)


  • Gerd Kortemeyer, Scalable Continual Quality Control of Formative Assessment Items in an Educational Digital Libraryi>, International Journal on Digital Libraries 17(2), 143-155 (2016)
  • Gerd Kortemeyer, Work Habits of Students in Traditional and Online Sections of an Introductory Physics Course, Journal of Science Education and Technology 25(5), 697-703 (2016)
  • Gerd Kortemeyer, The Two Worlds of Learning Analytics, EDUCAUSE Review Online, 03/07 (2016)


  • Emre Gönülateş and Gerd Kortemeyer, Modeling Unproductive Behavior in Online Homework in Terms of Latent Student Traits: An Approach Based on Item Response Theory, Journal of Science Education and Technology 26(2), 139-150 (2017)

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