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    Identifying the reasons behind students’ engagement patterns

    Howard, Emma and Meehan, Maria and Parnell, Andrew (2017) Identifying the reasons behind students’ engagement patterns. In: CERME 10 - Tenth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, 1-5 Feb 2017, Dublin, Ireland.

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    This study focuses on identifying the reasons behind students’ specific engagement patterns in a large first year mathematics course in UCD. Maths for Business is a unique course in that students have a choice of whether to engage with the course material through lectures, videos or a combination of both. Cluster analysis of the engagement data (lecture attendance and video usage) has identified four distinct clusters of engagement. For explanations of resource use, surveys were distributed to the Maths for Business 2015/16 class (of approximately 550 students of mixed ability). 166 survey responses were received. Qualitative analysis is currently being performed on the survey responses in order to explain engagement patterns.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Engagement patterns; Blended mathematics education; College mathematics;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 12061
    Depositing User: Andrew Parnell
    Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2020 16:27
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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