Using online STACK assessment to teach complex analysis: a prototype course design?

We describe a new course design, informed by our experience of the pandemic, that we think could be used in other high-level mathematics courses.

The course’s main resource was a set of interactive STACK workbooks containing the course notes, automatically-marked comprehension and practice questions for self-assessment, and short videos of examples, calculations and high-level motivation. This freed up synchronous class time to address conceptual understanding using interactive polling. We will give an overview of the design and talk about how it worked in practice.

This project was joint work with Giampaolo D’Alessandro (University of Southampton), Ivona Gjeroska, Maddy Baron, and Jie Xin Ng (student interns).