Dear LDHEN list,
Due to a couple of cancellations, we have places on the FREE event below.
I would be grateful if you could pass this on to your colleagues working in mathematics and statistics support – although it should be interesting for non-mathematicians too!
Interactive technologies for mathematics and statistics support
Date: Wednesday 19th March 2014
Time: 10.00 – 15.30
Place: University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich
This FREE one-day hands-on workshop will allow participants the chance to experience and try out a number of technologies that can provide motivation and interaction in maths and statistics classes and workshops. It will be particularly relevant for tutors working in maths and statistics support who are called upon to deliver group workshops or in-course skills sessions, and want to make them engaging and memorable. But we welcome any HE practitioners with an interest in interactive technology for teaching and learning mathematics and statistics.
Andy Ramsden, e-learning Development Manager, UCS
David Bowers, Eastern England sigma Hub
Course content to include:
· Audience response systems (“clickers”). This real-time voting technology was popularised in the TV show Who Wants to be a Millionaire, for asking the audience. However, it has a number of pedagogic benefits in the classroom that promote student engagement and assessment of understanding. We will demonstrate and discuss examples relevant to maths and statistics, and participants will learn how to create their own embedded voting activity within a standard Powerpoint presentation.
· Instant online polling. The prevalence of mobile phones allows instant and anonymous feedback from students in the classroom. Online polling can capture and share qualitative and quantitative data from those present, as well as generating questions and answers to enhance the learning experience. Participants are invited to bring and use their own mobile phones to explore this technology.
· Apps for tablets and mobile phones. There is a large and growing range of apps available for mobile devices. We shall demonstrate some that are particularly relevant to HE maths and statistics support, and we invite all participants to “show and tell” their favourite apps. There will be time explore, trial and critically evaluate a range of apps for a range of devices, and share insights into their effectiveness for supporting learning.
This is a FREE course, supported by the Eastern England Hub of the sigma Network for cross-university mathematics and statistics support. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
How to apply:
Please send an email with your full workplace contact details to: [log in to unmask]. Alternatively, if you prefer, you may book online with Eventbrite at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interactive-technologies-for-mathematics-and-statistics-support-tickets-10255128365 (passwork: sigma-east). Confirmation and joining instructions will be sent in due course. Places are limited, to allow all delegates use of a PC, so early booking is recommended.
We look forward to meeting you and exploring together the potential of interactive technologies for mathematics and statistics support.
Chair, sigma Network,
Learning Development Centre,
University Campus Suffolk,
Ipswich IP4 1QJ,
Tel: 01473 338707
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