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1 Technology enhanced mathematics teaching and learning Birgit Loch Department of Mathematics and Computing University of Southern Queensland Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences Swinburne University of Technology

2 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010Overview USQ Context Pen-based technologies Screencasting OR example Current screencasting projects USQ Tablet PC trial

3 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 USQ Context USQ - regional, multi-campus, 26,000 students Large distance student population - 75% of students studying off campus in over 70 countries (WEB, EXT, ONC) Large percentage of students mature age, work full- time, study part-time, live remotely, low socio- economic background. Incarcerated student.

4 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Pen-based technologies for what purpose? Capture lectures/tutorials Student support Electronic marking Enhancement of study material Electronic communication Enable students to communicate

5 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Capturing lectures/tutorials: Calculus

6 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Operations Research

7 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Recording lectures Web/iPod/iPhone video files

8 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Statistics: Christine McDonald

9 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 New Camtasia software for lecture recording Beta trial in 2008 Faculty trial in S Roll out across USQ in S For ALL computers that can connect to the USQ server USQ first Australian University to adopt Relay Portable recorder

10 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Hardware alternatives Pen-enabled screens (LTPF Project) Reduces need for tablet PCs in class

11 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Student support via screencasts Operations Research

12 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Enhancement of study material Screencasts to address stuck places Short snippets for course material Create a bank of resources Linda Galligan

13 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Screencast embedded in Nursing mathematics course material

14 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Screencast embedded in OR course material

15 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 The Improving Mathematics Education in School (TIMES) Project AMSI (Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute)

16 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 The Improving Mathematics Education in School (TIMES) Project AMSI (Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute)

17 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Current screencasting projects AMSI: Secondary maths teachers USQ: 1 st year engineering students James Cook Uni: 1 st year sciences students Open University: MSOR mini-project, Master level maths students University of Limerick, Loughborough University: Maths support? Swinburne University: Maths support!

18 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Electronic marking Word DOC files PPT files XLS files PDF files

19 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Electronic marking Word DOC files PPT files XLS files PDF files

20 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Electronic marking Word DOC files PPT files XLS files PDF files

21 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Recording of assignment feedback The Learning Centre. Linda Galligan

22 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Other hardware options for marking? Ebook readers Faculty of Business trial

23 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Electronic communication Ink chat tutorials MSN Messenger (Windows Live Messenger)

24 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Example: OR

25 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Example: Algebra and Calculus

26 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Tablet PC Project Staff component: 2009 Approx 5,500 students taught in S All faculties, plus library Student component: 2009/ Digital note pens 30 mini tablet PCs

27 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Issues encountered at USQ Lecturers not confident and not using stylus Readiness for change? Convincing management that tablets are worthwhile Funding to purchase ICT support for tablet PCs – inclusion in SOE Audio input for lecture recording

28 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Feedback from interviews Tablets have led to more engagement with technology in general made lectures more dynamic are more than just a communication tool have led to a change in teaching approaches

29 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Tablet PCs in other disciplines Faculties of Sciences Engineering and Surveying Business Arts Education

30 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Enabling students to communicate Digital note pens

31 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Example: Operations Research Trevor Langlands/ Birgit Loch

32 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Tablet PCs for students S (VC’s strategic funds, Fellowship) Multi-Touch net books

33 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Tablet PCs for students S (VC’s strategic funds, Fellowship) Multi-Touch net books

34 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Other input devices

35 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Other input devices

36 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 Other input devices

37 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 University of Queensland ACTS lab 100 student tablet screens $2.5M

38 University of Nottingham, 22 June, 2010 University of Queensland ACTS lab


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