SMART: Supporting MATLAB Automated assessment to Reinforce Teaching
To transfer existing good practice in the teaching and assessment of large cohorts of students taking computational methods modules from Loughborough University to the University of Liverpool
- To develop a broader STEM community where academics can share expertise and feedback to the project.
- To apply the Loughborough University system of automated MATLAB assessment in engineering to a new computational methods module in mathematics at Liverpool which will enhance the quality of the students’ learning experiences through enabling individual feedback to be given to large cohorts of students in a much shorter time than was previously possible at Liverpool
- To produce guidelines on setting MATLAB programming coursework that engages students.
- To evaluate student experiences and perceptions after completing the new module. This will form the basis of the required interim short report.
- To produce a MATLAB toolkit that would provide a set of generic tools for the analysis and marking of programming structures within MATLAB so that it can be easily applied in different universities and disciplines.
- To document the transfer process as a case study report for the project so that it can be applied elsewhere.
- To feedback to Loughborough any lessons learned in the application of the system at Liverpool
- To apply for and establish a Special Interest Group (SIG) through the HE Academy Subject Centres to gather and disseminate expertise across the sector and start to build an interested community. To disseminate findings through the IMA and Royal Academy of Engineering HE STEM programme partners.
- To promote the outputs through open educational resource channels (e.g. JORUM Open) to encourage input and feedback from international colleagues.