ERIC Number: EJ1073951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
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Online Quizzes for Distance Learning of Mathematics
Lowe, Tim W.
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications : An International Journal of the IMA, v34 n3 p138-148 Sep 2015
In this article, the use of formative and summative online quizzes within a distance learning introductory mathematics module at the UK Open University is described. The rational for introducing such quizzes is outlined, together with how the quizzes are embedded within the module. The use of the quizzes by students is analysed, in terms of the number of attempts made and when they occur, and the results achieved. It is found that the number of online summative assessments closely matches the number of submissions of written assignments, and that the marks are strongly correlated. The usage of formative quizzes was lower than that of the summative assessments, but they do seem to be appreciated by students who use them, and they are used in preparation for the summative assessments.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Tests, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Mathematics Education, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Open Universities, Learning Modules, Behavioral Objectives, Time Factors (Learning), Incidence, Intermode Differences, Correlation, Use Studies, Student Participation, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom