The e-Assessment Association’s Special Interest Group in Mathematics was initiated in 2016, and launched in 2017, by a handful of mathematicians with expertise in e-assessment.
Mathematical e-assessment is an area with exciting and rich activity, but has been without an established focal point or platform for discussion and the promotion of good practice. The S.I.G. in Mathematics grew from a desire to build this community and naturally fits with the e-Assessment Association’s umbrella, sharing its major goals within the context of the mathematical e-assessment field.
The special interest group (S.I.G.) in mathematics has the following goals:
– To provide a forum for debate/discussion for everyone involved in e-assessment of mathematics, statistics and related disciplines;
– To establish a point of contact for those seeking expertise and established best practice with practitioners in mathematical e-assessment;
– To promote information and resources to the wider community of teachers, tutors, support centres, system administrators and management in this area.
Chris Sangwin, Professor of Technology Enhanced Science Education, The University of Edinburgh.
Dr Chris Graham, Director of E-Learning in Mathematics & Statistics, Newcastle University.
Professor Philip John, SCHOLAR Executive Chair, Heriot Watt University & eAA Board Member.
Dr Bill Foster, former E-Learning Director in Mathematics & Statistics, Newcastle University & eAA Board Member.
The S.I.G. is in its infancy; if you would like to be involved please do get in touch. Elections will take place in December 2017 to confirm board members.
S.I.G. communication is currently through the JISC mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to join:
Existing Jiscmail users – simply log in and search for maths-e-assessment or go to our mailing list homepage at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/maths-e-assessment
New to Jiscmail? – Go to https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ and create an account before searching for the above page. Jiscmail is home to email discussion lists for the UK Education and Research communities. However, you can join a mailing list from any country. For FAQs about Jiscmail, please click here
If you have any enquiries please get in touch with Chris Graham in the first instance: email@example.com or via the JISC mailing list above.
The eAA is seeking a sponsor to support the work of the new Mathematics Special Interest Group. If interested, please contact Karen Pernyes at the e-Assessment Association (firstname.lastname@example.org).