Using CAA to set grades in mathematics courses for engineering students in electronics
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 students in electronics. In 2014 we started a project to strengthen students’ achievement of learning outcomes of the bachelor programme in electronics through integration of mathematics within the study’s technical subjects. The intention is that this will contribute to a better learning process and increased understanding of mathematics. The first cohort of this new programme started in the autumn of 2015. The new programme differs from the previous with the following significant changes for the mathematics component: • No lectures, students watch prerecorded videos, and meet the teacher 4 hours weekly for seminars. • Grading through digital assessment throughout the courses and digital exams. • Six digital tests set throughout the course, midterm exam and final exam contribute to the grade. The results so far show that students enjoy this way of teaching. By having seminars instead of ordinary lectures the teacher talks with the students and not only to them.