Knowledge Controlled Mathematical Coaching - Strategies and Results of a Personalized Blended Learning Approach

Michael Schäfer

Abstract

The mathematical competence of first year students is an important success factor at least for technical studies. As a significant percentage of students do not have sufficient mathematical skills, universities often utilise blended learning courses to increase these skills prior to the start of studies. Due to the diversity of students and their educational backgrounds, individual strategies are needed to achieve the necessary competence for successfully managing their studies. This paper describes our approach at the University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West, where we are using personalized blended learning concepts based on the measurement of individual mathematical competences at the beginning of a coaching process. This is used to gain a better matching between the individual learner level and the adapted learning concepts. We combine individual presence learning groups and a personalized e-learning environment. This environment is adapted based on mathematical skills of each student. It uses individual learning advices, short-term optical feedback and up to date e-learning material in a Moodle-based LMS (learning management system). The coaching concept is approved by the results of summative and formative evaluations.

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Schäfer M. (2013). Knowledge Controlled Mathematical Coaching - Strategies and Results of a Personalized Blended Learning Approach . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-53-2, pages 484-488. DOI: 10.5220/0004343204840488


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@conference{csedu13,
author={Michael Schäfer},
title={Knowledge Controlled Mathematical Coaching - Strategies and Results of a Personalized Blended Learning Approach},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2013},
pages={484-488},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004343204840488},
isbn={978-989-8565-53-2},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Knowledge Controlled Mathematical Coaching - Strategies and Results of a Personalized Blended Learning Approach
SN - 978-989-8565-53-2
AU - Schäfer M.
PY - 2013
SP - 484
EP - 488
DO - 10.5220/0004343204840488