ERIC Number: EJ1076313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Interactive and Multimedia Contents Associated with a System for Computer-Aided Assessment
Paiva, Rui C.; Ferreira, Milton S.; Mendes, Ana G.; Eusébio, Augusto M. J.
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v52 n2 p224-256 Apr 2015
This article presents a research study addressing the development, implementation, evaluation, and use of Interactive Modules for Online Training (MITO) of mathematics in higher education. This work was carried out in the context of the MITO project, which combined several features of the learning and management system Moodle, the computer-aided assessment for mathematics STACK, the mathematical software GeoGebra, several packages from the type-setting program LaTeX, and tutorial videos. A total of 1,962 students participated in this study. Two groups of students taking a calculus course were selected for a deeper analysis. With regard to usability and functionality, the results indicate that MITO scored well in almost all aspects, which is fundamental for their introduction into formal university courses. The analysis of the data reveals that the use of MITO educational contents by students mainly occurs about 1 week and a half prior to the evaluations. Moreover, there is a strong correlation between the results of online assessments on MITO in a continuous assessment model and the final grade on the course.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Assisted Instruction, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Calculus, Multimedia Instruction, Interactive Video, Undergraduate Students, Program Evaluation, College Faculty, Mathematics Tests, Correlation, Mathematics Achievement, Grades (Scholastic), Instructional Effectiveness, Usability, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Interviews
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