28 August 2013: eAssessment Scotland Session - Assessing algebra concepts - the potentials and limitations of online delivery

Presenters: Robyn Pierce, Caroline Bardini and Kaye Stacey (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, Dean Learning and Teaching, RMIT University and Dr Mathew Hillier, Teaching and Educational Development Institute, University of Queensland, Australia starting 07:00AM UST/GMT. Duration 56 minutes.

This session reports on some preliminary findings of our current OLT grant project on students' understanding of algebra. This seed project will pilot an online diagnostic assessment system to investigate students' conceptual understanding of algebra and will support educators' attempts to identify and correct key misconceptions across first year subjects in mathematical sciences. A description of the preliminary online maths survey is presented as well as the concept of Specific Mathematical Assessments that Reveal Thinking (SMART tests) at the core of our online diagnostic system.

Acknowledgement: Australian Government, Office for Learning and Teaching, Seed Grant "Evidence based resources for overcoming algebraic misconceptions that inhibit students' progress in tertiary mathematical sciences".

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