Online formative tests as a learning tool in engineering mathematics

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

ERA Journal ID43
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsTobin, Patrick (Author) and Lozanovski, Con (Author)
Journal TitleAustralian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Journal
Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Journal
Journal Citation49 (EMAC20), pp. C376-C391
Number of Pages16
Year2008
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1446-1811
1446-8735
Web Address (URL)http://anziamj.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ/article/view/343/1053
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.

Keywordsonline tests; online testing; engineering mathematics
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020490199. Applied mathematics not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsSwinburne University of Technology
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