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A MOOC for Adult Learners of Mathematics and Statistics: Tensions and Compromises in Design

Griffiths, L; Pratt, D; Jennings, D; Schmoller, S; (2019) A MOOC for Adult Learners of Mathematics and Statistics: Tensions and Compromises in Design. In: Topics and Trends in Current Statistics Education Research. (pp. pp. 351-371). Springer Nature Green open access

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Abstract

There are many adults with low mathematical/statistical knowledge who would like to enhance that understanding. There are insufficient teachers to respond to the level of need and so innovative solutions must be found. In the UK, the Ufi Charitable Trust has funded a project to develop a free open online course to offer motivated adults access to powerful ideas. We reflect on the tensions and compromises that emerged during its design. More specifically, referring to data collected from users, we consider the challenge of developing resources that will support heterogeneous students from unknown backgrounds, who may have already been failed by the conventional educational system and who will have no interactive tutor support within this course.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: A MOOC for Adult Learners of Mathematics and Statistics: Tensions and Compromises in Design
Dates: 24 July 2016 - 31 July 2016
ISBN-13: 978-3-030-03471-9
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-03472-6_16
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03472-6
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: Citizen Maths, Familiar situations, Learning, Powerful ideas, Purpose Utility
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Research Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10119141
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