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Computer Aided Assessment of Mathematics eBook: Chris Sangwin: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

Computer Aided Assessment of Mathematics eBook: Chris Sangwin: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
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A good overview of the issues in maths testing via computers.

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Deschooling Society (I Grandi dell'Educazione) eBook: Ivan Illich: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Deschooling Society (I Grandi dell'Educazione) eBook: Ivan Illich: Amazon.co.uk: Books
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Interesting book to compare with the ideas of the Khan academy.

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In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind eBook: Eric R. Kandel: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind eBook: Eric R. Kandel: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
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This type of work influenced the development of the Khan system of online assessment.  

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Computer-aided assessment questions in engineering mathematics using MapleTA ®

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(2008). Computer-aided assessment questions in engineering mathematics using MapleTA ®. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology: Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 341-356. doi: 10.1080/00207390701734523
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Looks interesting, but I need to pay to read.

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"Web-based Assessment at UNL: Promise and Challenges" by Kevin M. Lee

This presentation will provide an overview of the web-based assessment engine MapleTA. This is a product that began at UNL in 1996 as eGrade, was developed as EDU in partnership originally with Wiley and later with Brownstone Learning, and very recently we began purchasing from MapleSoft as an enhancement to Blackboard. We will explore the tremendous promise of web-based assessment and acknowledge the educational research documenting this. Examples from UNL classes will be shown that require pre-class preparedness, provide unlimited practice opportunities through randomization, offer feedback, emphasize time management, and demonstrate the possibilities of high-tech content. I will also detail many of the challenges we face including shortcomings in MapleTA/Bb integration, a shortage of support resources, the challenges facing faculty in finding time for development and the lack of a reward structure for doing so, the need for centralized leadership (especially in testing centers), and the lack of commitment by administration to this technology.
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Very interesting article by a long term user of MapleTA. Has statistics for when the students use the system. For example, many students are using the system after midnight. Also problems with the integration with MapleTA.

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Review of Maple TA, Maplesoft’s Teaching and Assessment Package (Release 2.51, trial version hosted by Adept Scientific): MSOR Connections: Volume 7, Issue 1 (Higher Education Academy)

Review of Maple TA, Maplesoft’s Teaching and Assessment Package (Release 2.51, trial version hosted by Adept Scientific): MSOR Connections: Volume 7, Issue 1 (Higher Education Academy) | WebBasedMathTesting | Scoop.it
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MSOR Connections (Higher Education Academy)

MSOR Connections (Higher Education Academy) | WebBasedMathTesting | Scoop.it
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This journal contains a number of articles about web based testing software.

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Using Maple to implement eLearning integrated with computer aided assessment

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(2009). Using Maple to implement eLearning integrated with computer aided assessment. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology: Vol. 40, The Seventh Southern Hemisphere Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Teaching and Learning, Gordon's Bay, South Africa, 29 November–4 December 2009, pp. 975-988. doi: 10.1080/00207390903226856
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This paper outlines a system which uses maple, rather than MapleTA to examine their students. The students voted not to use a system called WEBlearn to do tests.

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Blended Teaching using MyMathLab: MSOR Connections: Volume 11, Issue 1 (Higher Education Academy)

Blended Teaching using MyMathLab: MSOR Connections: Volume 11, Issue 1 (Higher Education Academy) | WebBasedMathTesting | Scoop.it
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This article reports using the Pearson's system for online assessment. From the article, the system is closely  integrated with the textbook. The students liked that they could try up to three times to solve a problem. One problem seemed that the system wasn't great at recognizing equivalent maths expressions, but the students didn't complain about this.

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The DragMath equation editor: MSOR Connections: Volume 12, Issue 2 (Higher Education Academy)

The DragMath equation editor: MSOR Connections: Volume 12, Issue 2 (Higher Education Academy) | WebBasedMathTesting | Scoop.it

An interesting discussion abut the design of an equation editor. This is a crucial part of an online assessment system, because if the students can't enter maths, then they can't use the system and they are unhappy.

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Brain Science and Education, Brain Culture: Neuroscience and Society - BBC Radio 4

Brain Science and Education, Brain Culture: Neuroscience and Society - BBC Radio 4 | WebBasedMathTesting | Scoop.it
Matthew Taylor examines how British schools will change in the era of 'Brain Culture'.
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nteresting radio show about trying to use insight from Neuroscience into teaching. As the program noted this type of research can be very faddy. It was interesting to see the work on motivation and randomness on test design. 

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Moodle 1.9 Math eBook: Ian Wild: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

Moodle 1.9 Math eBook: Ian Wild: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
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Some interesting ideas for including mathematics in moodle. The version of moodle in this book, may be a bit old.

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[1406.5004] A mobile web for enhancing statistics and mathematics education

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An interesting paper on using a mobile site to test students. Some interesting comments on how to reduce the final marks and how to use the application without internet access. 

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Solving the Math Problem: An Urban Math Classroom Proves Student Responsibility Is The Real Solution. eBook: Peter McIntosh: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

Solving the Math Problem: An Urban Math Classroom Proves Student Responsibility Is The Real Solution. eBook: Peter McIntosh: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
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Computer aided instruction is not all that is required to help students with their maths education.

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Metha Kamminga Maple T.A.

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Maple T.A. Metha Kamminga
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The 10 Pitfalls Of Digital TestingThis is the source for the above paper. 
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Classroom Experience with MapleTA: A Web-based Learning and Assessment Tool

Placing a mathematics or science course online poses many challenges. One such challenge is the presentation of symbols in mathematical online material. Another challenge is providing a means for students to input mathematical expressions in online assessment tools such as homework, tests and practice material. Also the online grading of complicated mathematical formulas, equations and expressions poses significant difficulties. MapleTA stands out among the best web-based tools for learning and assessment because of its capability to present complicated mathematics expressions and its...
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Of possible interest, if you can access the paywall.

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The exponential growth of mathematics and technology at the University of Portsmouth

The exponential growth of mathematics and technology at the University of Portsmouth | WebBasedMathTesting | Scoop.it
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Review of the different methods of comouter assesment.

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ERIC - Engineering Mathematics Assessment Using "MapleTA", International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2008

The assessment of degree level engineering mathematics students using the computer-aided assessment package MapleTA is discussed. Experience of academic and practical issues for both online coursework and examination assessments is presented, hopefully benefiting other academics in this novel area of activity. (Contains 6 figures and 1 table.)
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WeBWorK: Online homework for math and science

This site is a place for users and administrators to collaborate and exchange expertise about the WeBWorK system. Anyone can read and search existing discussions, but to post a question or comment you must register. To do so, click the login link in the upper right corner. The registration process takes only a few minutes.
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Another interesting system for maths testing. I believe this is free.

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The Electronic Journal of Mathematics & Technology

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Hopefully some useful articles in this journal.

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The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined: Amazon.co.uk: Salman Khan: Books

Buy The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined by Salman Khan (ISBN: 9781444755770) from Amazon's Book Store. Free UK delivery on eligible orders.
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The Khan Academy uses online assessment as part of the teaching. In this book Salman reviews the history of his system. The first system was designed without any theory input. 

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A History of Mathematical Notations (Dover Books on Mathematics) eBook: Florian Cajori: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

A History of Mathematical Notations (Dover Books on Mathematics) eBook: Florian Cajori: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
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Useful background information on maths notation.

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Instructional design - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Instructional design

Instructional Design (also called Instructional Systems Design (ISD)) is the practice of creating "instructional experiences which make the acquisition of knowledge and skill more efficient, effective, and appealing." The process consists broadly of determining the current state and needs of the learner, defining the end goal of instruction, and creating some "intervention" to assist in the transition.

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Perhaps this type of theory is useful for the design of web assessment tools. 

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Review of Maple TA, Maplesoft’s Teaching and Assessment Package

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A recent review of MapleTA from the HEA.

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Review: Sir John Daniel on MOOCs, Online Learning, and Quality -

Review: Sir John Daniel on MOOCs, Online Learning, and Quality - | WebBasedMathTesting | Scoop.it
As part of the transformation of teaching and learning in higher education, decisions are being made on the type and scope of online learning and whether to participate in MOOCs—a specific form of online learning. Two papers about MOOCs and … Continue reading →
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An interesting article about MOOCs and quality control. 

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