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Computer-based self-diagnostic placement advisement tool for distance students in bridging mathematics : evaluation of a working prototype

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Kathryn Egea
Bridging education provides a means for ill-prepared adult students to advance their skills in readiness for the commencement of a university course. Ideally, pedagogical approaches adjust the course design to match student knowledge and experience. Such placement is critical in mathematics and difficult to do, especially for off-campus students. This paper briefly describes a self-diagnostic working prototype designed to address the concerns of students and educators in bridging mathematics, as well as meet the technological requirements of computer-based testing. Extensive field evaluation of the prototype by students and experts confirm the design principles to reduce student anxiety promote mathematical confidence and motivate learning. Research results demonstrate that computer-based testing can be designed to support bridging pedagogy and students in course placement.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Parent Title

International Conference on Computers in Education 2004 : a conference of the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE) November 30th - December, 2004 : Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Australia : conference proceedings

Start Page

947

End Page

954

Number of Pages

8

Start Date

01/01/2004

Finish Date

01/01/2004

ISBN-10

1863355731

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

Publisher

Common Ground Publishing

Place of Publication

Altona, Vic.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Conference; Faculty of Informatics and Communication;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

International Conference on Computers in Education

Exports

CQUniversity

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