ERIC Number: EJ721826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-1
Reference Count: 17
Widening Participation in Subjects Requiring Data Handling Skills: The MathsAid Project
Atkins, Nigel; May, Steve; Marks-Maran, Di
Journal of Further & Higher Education, v29 n4 p353-365 Nov 2005
MathsAid was established in 2001 as a university-wide resource for students enrolled on programmes at Kingston University that contain a mathematics or statistics component. Its broad aims are to provide a set of non-threatening remedial and motivational opportunities in maths and statistics through one-to-one tutorial support, peer-assisted learning (PAL) and ICT products managed through the BlackBoard learning management system. An evaluation of the MathsAid program has found it to aid some students in both their short- and long-term learning objectives but has raised questions of whether it could be adjusted to reach more of the most vulnerable students. This article outlines the MathsAid programme and the evaluation results.
Descriptors: Management Systems, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, College Mathematics, Mathematics Skills, Tutoring, Peer Teaching, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom