Day 1

13 Sep 2016

09:15-10:00

10:00-10:30

Herschel building foyer

Registration and refreshments.

Usability should be considered at every stage of creating an assessment: the system used to access the question should be straightforward to use, and the questions themselves should be clear about... Read More

Designing an instructional strategy for a module of 160 students so that lecture sessions can be more personally responsive is a challenging task. It is clearly impossible to give every... Read More

The aim of this talk is to show students’ working methods using CAA and performance, following the introduction of new teaching approaches and integrating mathematics within the programme for engineering... Read More

We show how weekly formative e-Assessments are used to support flipped-style teaching of the Calculus & Numerical Methods module delivered to all first year Mathematics students at the University of... Read More

Proponents of e-learning, aimed at independent learners or combined with blended learning, for students within secondary and tertiary education have relied on relatively small scale studies to advance their case.... Read More

12:30-13:30

Deductive reasoning and proof is one of the hallmarks of mathematics, and is an important factor in distinguishing mathematics from empirical sciences. Fluency in calculation, including symbolic manipulation in algebra and calculus, sit alongside... Read More

In this presentation we will discuss the use of the STACK computer-algebra based e-assessment system at the Open University, in particular on two first level mathematics modules. We will discuss... Read More

Five years ago the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Essex started using Maple T.A. for summative assessment in some of its Undergraduate modules. This commercially available software, which... Read More

Group work is generally accompanied by concerns around whether all students are contributing equally or whether some are getting credit for work they didn’t do. Teaching and assessment of a... Read More

We have used Numbas as a tutorial and assessment tool for First Year Business Studies students in Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland for two years or in academic terms four... Read More

15:30-16:00

We demonstrate how we have used DEWIS to automatically assess programming skills, in particular, in the C programming language. DEWIS is fully algorithmic open-source e-Assessment system designed and developed at... Read More

Traditional examination practices are well-suited to assessing students’ knowledge of facts and application of procedures. Typical questions and marking rubrics focus on the precision and accuracy that are key to... Read More

We demonstrate how to create statistics e-Assessments using the DEWIS system with embedded R code. DEWIS is a fully algorithmic open-source e-Assessment system designed and developed at the University of... Read More

The mathematical community has been enriched in the past decades with various computer programs that facilitate and improve teaching and learning of mathematics. Although many practical problems still exist, computer... Read More

Mathematics support on the web is currently very limited; this is mainly due to the lack of browser support for the dedicated markup language MathML. MathJax is a JavaScript library that tries to... Read More

Day 2

14 Sep 2016

09:00-09:15

The e-Assessment Association (eAA) is a not-for-profit membership body with three major goals. To provide professional support and facilitate debate/discussion for everyone involved in this field of expertise; To create... Read More

On-line mathematics homework systems have been around for two decades (WeBWorK started in 1996). I’ll start with a very brief summary of what homework systems do, how they can be... Read More

Do you want the chance to share experience and ideas in a practical session? We are all in search of ideas to get our teeth into, or people to help... Read More

11:30-12:00

The question model of STACK provides an easy way for building automatically assessable questions with mathematical content, but it requires that the questions and their assessment logic depend only on... Read More

Online testing is useful for confirming students’ understanding of the learning subject; it has the advantage of instant feedback by automatic assessment, and students can practice by solving many online... Read More

The after-class learning is quite important to understand and master college mathematics. To build a learning environment which promotes students’ after-class learning, we developed the web site MATH ON WEB,... Read More

Shizuka Shirai and Tetsuo Fukui, Mukogawa Women’s University In recent years, e-assessment systems have been used for instruction to students in mathematical sciences education. However, text-based mathematical input interfaces of... Read More

13:00-14:00

Three steps forward, two steps back: innovation and implementation of e-assessment in high stakes mathematics tests for 14-19 year olds In 2002, the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority hosted an international... Read More

A presentation of work carried out with co-author Reima Halmetoja. Rämö, Oinonen, and Vikberg (CERME 2015) define a category of mathematical assignment tasks called “Information transfer” by which they mean questions that... Read More

Digital assessment can improve efficacy of assessment especially in the large groups of students. On the other hand, when assessments are conducted on the internet, students can easily cheat. To... Read More

Digital sources and tools being used in teaching and dissemination of knowledge is getting better. Those elements gives new opportunities at the intersection of pedagogical and didactic challenges around building... Read More

Most of South Africa’s universities are currently under great pressure to increase their intake of students, although the average incoming student does not have an adequate mathematical background to understand... Read More

Ubbr is a Python/SageMath package for facilitating web based e-assessment. The motivation for developing this software is to take advantage of the popularity and accessibility of Python as a scripting... Read More

15:30-16:00

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, I was a mathematics undergraduate. I switched to physics and I am now a physics education researcher; my mathematics is distinctly... Read More

17:00-17:30

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