Best Practices of Digital Inking for Student Engagement
Wednesday, June 29 1:30-1:50 PM
Developing a student’s mathematical proficiency relies on high student engagement and results in low student attrition. As students encounter a mathematical task in a lecture or homework assignment, their level of engagement can be assessed through computer-mediated communication with high student cognitive fidelity. This computer-mediated communication is called digital inking. For students, from the traditional classroom to the online classroom, studies show that writing is critical for student learning and engagement. This paper on best practices will share how digital inking engages university students in generative approaches that help convey their conceptual understanding (and misunderstandings) of mathematical tasks. The approach to using digital inking in a STEM course is presented along with results of using digital inking as compared to pencil and paper while assessed using an online instructional and assessment system (e.g., WebAssign).