Diagnostic Tests

The following was research carried out, and then presented at the HEA conference, 2018, Birmingham. Diagnostic tests are often used at the start of teaching to place students into different groups, perhaps offering more students that do not perform as well on the diagnostic test. The EPS EdTech and Analytics group runs a number of … Continue reading “Diagnostic Tests”

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EPS Foundation Year – Blended Teaching

The Waves and Mechanics course on the EPS Foundation Year consists of live lectures and examples classes. The examples classes traditionally consisted of running through problems on the board in front of the class, with demonstrators helping any students trying to also do the problems. This model of problem class is problematic because: Large class … Continue reading “EPS Foundation Year – Blended Teaching”

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Mathematics for Engineers

For Dr Ed Tarte, teaching first year mathematics for the common electrical, mechanical and civil engineering, is a challenge for the assessment of nearly 370 students. Möbius allows the weekly assessments to take place; all in all 17 randomised quizzes are carried out and graded automatically, vastly reducing the marking overhead. The questions are set … Continue reading “Mathematics for Engineers”

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Jinan-Birmingham Joint Institute

The partnership offers students the opportunity to earn high quality degrees from both Universities. Over 300 students are currently studying at the joint institute with numbers expected to reach 1200 by 2022. Students apply to do dual degrees with Applied Mathematics and make a choice of one programme from four options: Statistics with Economics Economics … Continue reading “Jinan-Birmingham Joint Institute”

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