If We Build It, Will They Come? A Mathematics Adaptive Tutorial Experience

ID: 51314 Type: Brief Paper: Other
  1. Heather Weltman, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  2. Victoria Timchenko and Nadine Marcus, University New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Wednesday, June 21 3:20-3:40 PM Location: Banneker View on map

Presider: John Maune, Hokusei Gakuen University, Japan

Abstract: A constant growth in class size and a topic student’s find difficult to grasp’, led to the integration of technology into a numeric methods mathematics course. An interactive adaptive tutorial was created and incorporated to support student’s learning. The study compared examination results from 2014 where no tutorial was used with 2016 where tutorial was used. Analytics data provided insight into student participation rate and to understand what type of students voluntarily made use of the tutorial in a real world situation. Findings indicated, that students across the academic spectrum used the tutorial, resulting in improved learning outcomes with the 2016 median score being significantly higher than in 2014. Moreover, student feedback was extremely positive, with particular appreciation of the instant, adaptive feedback generated and the opportunity to revise in this blended learning environment.


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