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ERIC Number: EJ985793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
The Impact of a Monitoring Scheme on Engagement in an Online Course
Burke, Grainne; Mac an Bhaird, Ciaran; O'Shea, Ann
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v31 n4 p191-198 Dec 2012
In the National University of Ireland Maynooth, in-coming first-year mathematics students are given a diagnostic test. The purpose of this test is to measure their basic knowledge and manipulation skills in mathematics. Those who fail this test are deemed at risk of failing their mathematics modules and are enrolled in a supplementary online mathematics proficiency course. In this article, we give a brief overview of the development of this course. We focus on the issue of student engagement with the course and the steps we have taken to address their levels of engagement; in particular, we have monitored student activity in the online course and contacted students whose engagement levels were low. We also present an analysis of the impact of this course on students' overall grades.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland