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    STEP-Design effective mathematical digital assessments - STEM subjects
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    Practical session.

Duration 1 half day

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Academic staff involved in design and delivery of STEM courses containing strong mathematical content.

STACK is a computer aided assessment system with a focus on automatically establishing objective properties of answers which have mathematical content.  E.g. establishing that a polynomial, given by the student, is in factored form.  Based on these objective properties, partial credit, feedback and cohort statistics can be generated.  We will start with a short talk and practical introduction to the STACK online assessment system.  Then the bulk of the time will be a practical workshop during which you will be expected to author questions online.  Participants are expected to register on http://stack.maths.ed.ac.uk/demo and to have used the demonstration course before attending the workshop.

Objectives/outcomes;

 

  • understand the principles behind online assessment
  • develop an understanding of how to structure course materials online
  • build practical experience with technical authoring of questions, including getting some questions working online

CANCELLATION POLICY

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above. *This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking. **Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.

 



Delivered By: Professor Chris Sangwin - The University of Edinburgh

Prerequisites

Participants will need access to the internet. Please bring a laptop, or credentials for login in computer lab.

Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.