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ERIC Number: EJ947923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
An Evaluation of the Use of Interactive Approaches and Integrated On-Line Resources
Borman, Duncan; Sleigh, Andy
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v30 n4 p166-177 Dec 2011
The article discusses aspects of approaches taken to increase engagement using interactive teaching elements and includes survey results from consecutive sets of student cohorts who have trialled resources contained in an Electronic Student Toolkit for Engagement in Engineering Mathematics under development at the University of Leeds. The survey results show strong support for the inclusion of a range of interactive approaches for improving engagement. Further to this, a summary of results from a quantitative study comparing engagement with an out-of-lecture online teaching and assessment tool, when used both as a formative tool and a summative tool, is included. These results demonstrate that there can be substantial engagement by students with online formative assessment tools when students feel it is integral to their course. Furthermore, engagement can be further improved when a small summative mark is associated with each task (with over 91% of the cohort actively engaging).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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