Online formative tests as a learning tool in engineering mathematics

Tobin, Patrick and Lozanovski, Con (2008) Online formative tests as a learning tool in engineering mathematics. ANZIAM Journal (Australian & New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Journal), 49 (EMAC20). C376-C391. ISSN 1446-1811

Abstract

We report on the results of the online mathematics project developed and implemented at Swinburne University of Technology. The trial was incorporated within the existing first year mathematics engineering over the second semester of 2007. A detailed discussion is given on the structure of the item bank of mathematical multiple-choice questions and a brief description on the method by which they were generated. Over the duration of the trial, statistical data on several variables, including the distribution of incorrect student answers for a given multiple-choice question was collated. An example of the statistics of student responses based on Blackboard's tracking facility for one of the tests is presented. Finally, we discuss the future direction of the project.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version unavailable.
Depositing User: Dr Con Lozanovski
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2010 03:29
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: online tests; online testing; engineering mathematics
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0102 Applied Mathematics > 010299 Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6871

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