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Dunn, Michelle; Loch, Birgit; Scott, Wendy – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
First-year engineering students often struggle to see the relevance of theoretical mathematical concepts for their future studies and professional careers. This is an issue, as students who do not see relevance in fundamental parts of their studies may disengage from these parts and focus their efforts on other subjects they think will be more…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Mathematics, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries
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Tisdell, Chris; Loch, Birgit – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
Closed captioning of instructional videos is a topic that has not seen much discussion despite its importance for hearing-impaired students and recent legal ramifications if videos are not appropriately captioned. In particular, it is unclear what best practice in captioning videos should be to benefit all learners in disciplines such as…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Blended Learning
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Loch, Birgit; Lamborn, Julia – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
Many approaches to make mathematics relevant to first-year engineering students have been described. These include teaching practical engineering applications, or a close collaboration between engineering and mathematics teaching staff on unit design and teaching. In this paper, we report on a novel approach where we gave higher year engineering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Education
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Dunn, Peter K.; McDonald, Christine; Loch, Birgit – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
Students who are studying introductory statistics units but are enrolled in non-statistics majors often struggle with the content, and do not stay engaged. Support structures are in place at many Australian universities to help these students. Most of these are face-to-face support centres that the students can visit during opening hours. To…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, Lecture Method, Educational Technology
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Croft, Tony; Duah, Francis; Loch, Birgit – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013
Undergraduate mathematics is traditionally designed and taught by content experts with little contribution from students. Indeed, there are signs that there is resistance from mathematics lecturers to involve students in the creation of material to support their peers--notwithstanding the fact that students have been successfully engaged as…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Mathematics, Student Developed Materials, Case Studies
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Wood, Leigh N.; Vu, Tori; Bower, Matt; Brown, Natalie; Skalicky, Jane; Donovan, Diane; Loch, Birgit; Joshi, Nalini; Bloom, Walter – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011
Due to the changing nature of learning and teaching in universities, there is a growing need for professional development for lecturers and tutors teaching in disciplines in the mathematical sciences. Mathematics teaching staff receive some training in learning and teaching but many of the courses running at university level are not tailored to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development