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An evaluation of the use of interactive approaches and integrated on-line resources

Borman, DJ and Sleigh, PA (2011) An evaluation of the use of interactive approaches and integrated on-line resources. Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications. ISSN 0268-3679


The article discusses aspects of approaches taken to increase engagement using interactive teaching elements and includes survey results from consecutive sets of student cohorts who have trialled resources contained in an Electronic Student Toolkit for Engagement in Engineering Mathematics under development at the University of Leeds. The survey results show strong support for the inclusion of a range of interactive approaches for improving engagement. Further to this, a summary of results from a quantitative study comparing engagement with an out-of-lecture online teaching and assessment tool, when used both as a formative tool and a summative tool, is included. These results demonstrate that there can be substantial engagement by students with online formative assessment tools when students feel it is integral to their course. Furthermore, engagement can be further improved when a small summative mark is associated with each task (with over 91% of the cohort actively engaging).

Item Type: Article
Keywords: engagement, esteem, engineering mathematics, blended, online, clickers
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2011 14:24
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 03:49
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrr019
Status: Published
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Identification Number: 10.1093/teamat/hrr019
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43431

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