Open source mathematics curriculum and assessment tools

August 5 to August 9, 2024


Maseno University, Kisumu, Kenya

organized by

Joe Champion, Franca Hoffmann, Michael Obiero, and Mary Ochieng

This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will be devoted to improving the usefulness and impact of open educational technologies. It will bring together people involved in the creation, development and implementation of undergraduate-level open educational technologies in mathematics with math education researchers to catalyze collaboration. Assessment technology has largely been developed by either practitioners with a utilitarian goal, or by closed-source commercial companies to provide online support to traditional textbooks. By bringing communities together, we hope to ensure that tools better integrate research and practice, for improving students’ learning. Real potential comes by developing cross-institutional and international collaborations that allow sharing of data and question banks, opening up opportunities of connecting to Responsible AI, and using feedback to improve these systems.

The main topics for the workshop are

  • Integration of math education research in open educational technologies: formulation of research questions and planning of studies for math education research centered around open educational technologies, with a focus on automatic assessment tools and interactive textbooks.
  • Data sharing and data analysis: cross-institutional efforts on ways to make anonymized data available at scale for improvement of the platforms.
  • Interoperability of different learning platforms: provide a roadmap to future collective assessment resources, such as shared question banks, with especially large benefits for under-resourced institutions
  • Identification of shared implementation challenges and ways to address them.

This workshop is scheduled in tandem with the International STACK conference to be held 12-16 August 2024 at Technical University of Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya.

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.

The deadline to apply for this workshop has passed.

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