This project (2018-1-PT01-KA203-047361) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Work in Progress

This section allows a constant communication and sharing of information among the project partners as far as the activities for the different intellectual outputs are concerned.

Each project partner upload this section of a three months basis.

Partners' Institution:
Limerick Institute of Technology

Project's period (from/to):
01 September 2018 - 31 August 2021

Activity concerned:
IO1 - Student Assessment Toolkit

Objectives of activities carried out:
The first intellectual output has the aim to develop and make available math questions for self and final assessment for students at MathE Platform:

- Describe the proposed work package for Intellectual Output 1 to engage lecturers to take part in the project.
- Collect the questions for self-assessment and for final assessment for MathE Project
- Review questions designated.

Description of activities carried out:
LIT took note of the forms and participation documents and have distributed them to potential participants:
IO1.A - Assessment tools.docx
PM1.A - Student Information.docx
PM1.B - Lecturer Information.docx

November 2018: Face to face presentation s to LIT lecturers to promote the MathE project.
A total of 9 lecturers approached.

November 2018: compilation of summaries of the project by Marie Walsh

December 6th 2018: Meeting with lecturers who agreed to sign up to take part in the project. Lecturer forms distributed on December 7th.

December 28th: testing Overleaf and other components of platform.

January 14th: Meeting with MathE lecturers to discuss the project and the topics.

January 19th: uploading information about lecturers to MathE web portal

February 4th: Sample questions on Graphs sent to Ana for review.

February 6th: Sample questions on Graphs deemed off topic. Ana sent link to a different type of graphing with which we have little experience and not relevant to our students.

February 11th: After some discussion decided to change topic. Notified Ana and on the 16th she confirmed that it was okay for us to change from Graphs to Differentiation.

March 4th: Ana confirmed that sample questions on Manipulation of Alegbraic formulae were suitable.

Throughout March: Lecturers continued working on samples and started to upload them to the platform. Some lecturers had difficulty registering because LIT webmail didn't allow use of LIT mail addresses.

LIT lecturers divided assigned topics between them and started compiling questions and submitting them to the MathE portal.

LIT lecturers started the review of questions by other partners.

LIT lecturers met to discuss the work and validated questions as requires. This work is on-going.

LIT lecturers uploaded questions for self assessment and final assessment and completed validation of designated questions from other partners.

Full set of questions for self assessment and final assessment on designated topics was compiled and uploaded.
All reviews of questions by other partners were divided among researchers for completion.
The researchers continued to test and review the assessment questions.

The researchers and lecturers are continuing to encourage students, colleagues and associates to use the question banks and test the assessments.

Results Achieved:
The project has been promoted to the lecturers and follow-up meetings planned to put the team in place but also to start the work of compiling the questions and answers.

The lecturers have been working on the sample questions and uploading same to platform within the timelines of the project.

Questions for the self assessment of the topics Differentiation and Manipulation of Algebraic expressions submitted to the platform.

Validation of some topics has taken place.

Validation of topics continues. The lecturers are also preparing questions for the final assessment.

Questions for self assessment uploaded and final assessment questions ready for testing.

Validation of partners questions completed.

Full set of questions for topics were tested and uploaded. The questions from other partners were checked and validated as necessary.

A set of assessment questions has been compiled and is being utilised by students and lecturers.

This question bank will be available for future use by members of the Community of Practice for the MathE project.