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Title: Lecturers’ perspectives on the use of a mathematics-based computer-aided assessment system
Authors: Broughton, Stephen J.
Robinson, Carol L.
Hernandez-Martinez, Paul
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © The Author. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Citation: BROUGHTON, S.J., ROBINSON, C.L. and HERNANDEZ-MARTINEZ, P., 2013. Lecturers’ perspectives on the use of a mathematics-based computer-aided assessment system. Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications, 32, 8pp., DOI: 10.1093/teamat/hrt008
Abstract: Computer-aided assessment (CAA) has been used at a university with one of the largest mathematics and engineering undergraduate cohorts in the UK for more than ten years. Lecturers teaching mathematics to first year students were asked about their current use of CAA in a questionnaire and in interviews. This article presents the issues that these lecturers faced as they made use of this assessment tool. Lecturers explained how they attempted to overcome these issues. The findings show that while the lecturers were happy to use the CAA system because it is efficient and timesaving, there were concerns that it might not always be beneficial for students. The bases for lecturers’ concerns were that some students developed tendencies to depend on the feedback to complete assessments and to develop procedural, context-dependent strategies for solving problems.
Description: This paper was published in the journal, Teaching Mathematics and its Applications [© The Author. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrt008
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1093/teamat/hrt008
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12225
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrt008
ISSN: 0268-3679
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mathematics Education Centre)

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