Using assessment for learning mathematics with mobile tablet based solutions
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Original versionIsabwe, G. M. N., Reichert, F., Carlsen, M., & Lian, T. A. (2014). Using assessment for learning mathematics with mobile tablet based solutions. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 9(2), 29. doi: 10.3991/ijet.v9i2.3219 10.3991/ijet.v9i2.3219
This article discusses assessment for learning in mathematics subjects. Teachers of large classes face the challenge of regularly assessing students’ ongoing mathematical learning achievements. Taking the complexity of assessment and feedback for learning as a background, we have developed a new approach to the assessment for learning mathematics at university level. We devised mobile tablet technology supported assessment processes, and we carried out user studies in both Rwanda and Norway. Results of our study indicated that students found it fruitful to be involved in assessing other students’ mathematics work, i.e. assessing fellow students’ answers to mathematical tasks. By being involved in the assessment process, the students expected mathematical learning gains. Their providing and obtaining of feedback to/from their fellow students using technology supported tools were highly appreciated as regards their own mathematical learning process.
Published version of an article in the journal: International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET). Also available from the publisher: http://dx.doi.org/10.3991/ijet.v9i2.3219