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for this workshop

Interactive assessments in open source textbooks

December 9 to December 13, 2019

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, California

organized by

Jim Fowler, Mitch Keller, Matthew Leingang, and Oscar Levin

This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will be devoted to improving the quality of open educational resources and increasing their adoption. Specifically, the workshop seeks to transform open textbooks to better support instructors in the assessment of students.

The main goals for the workshop are:

  • Draft specification for interactive elements, including assessments, that seamlessly integrate into the textbook allowing dynamic updating of content throughout the text to create a customized learning trajectory for individual learners.
  • Identify best practices for creating and selecting pedagogical features within open textbooks, such as reading questions, graphical manipulatives, animations, videos, and scaffolded multi-step problems.
  • Investigate methods of storing and analyzing learner events in a decentralized and scalable manner so that instructors can freely and easily assess their students and authors can universally assess their textbooks.

This event will be run as an AIM-style workshop. Participants will be invited to suggest open problems and questions before the workshop begins, and these will be posted on the workshop website. These include specific problems on which there is hope of making some progress during the workshop, as well as more ambitious problems which may influence the future activity of the field. Lectures at the workshop will be focused on familiarizing the participants with the background material leading up to specific problems, and the schedule will include discussion and parallel working sessions.

Space and funding is available for a few more participants. If you would like to participate, please apply by filling out the on-line form no later than June 9, 2019. Applications are open to all, and we especially encourage women, underrepresented minorities, junior mathematicians, and researchers from primarily undergraduate institutions to apply.

Before submitting an application, please read the description of the AIM style of workshop.

For more information email workshops@aimath.org


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