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### Math-BridgeEuropean Remedial Content for Mathematics

ECP 2008 EDU 428046

Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für Künstliche Intelligenz

Dr. Erica Melis

Coordinator

1.5.2009 – 31.1.2012

http://www.math-bridge.org/

Why Math-Bridge?

- Numbers of graduated engineers insufficient
- Germany 1996: 52.278
- 2002: 31.000

Why Math-Bridge?

- Students lack mathematics competencies for (engineering) fields-of-study all over Europe
- Drop-out rates high in Europe! 15-60%
- No. of graduated engineers insufficient
- E.g., Germany 1996: 52.278
- 2002: 31.000

A possible remedy:personalized online Bridge Courses

Why Math-Bridge?

- Existing remedial courses for higher education insufficient:
- Do not adapt enough to individual students
- Do not adapt enough to field-of-study
- Do not illustrate early enough importance of mathematics in field-of-study

Why Math-Bridge?

- Existing digital content not properly reusable
- single languages instead of multi-lingual
- not interoperable
- not standard compliant (or no metadata)
- not for all colleges and universities

- Existing digital content not well accessible
- No semantic search
- No cultural-adaptiv search
- Existing digital content with little interactivity
- Existing digital content without cultural adaptation

Ava Babili

Goal: Math-Bridge Service

vanDriesch

Main Goals of the Project

- Bridge the Mathematics gap between schools and higher education in Europe
- Enhance several large European content sources to
interoperable format, use them in Math-Bridge service

- Improved use and reuse through ActiveMath
- Multi-lingual and multi-cultural access
- English, German, Finnish, French, Dutch, Hungaria, Spanish

- CustomizeActiveMath platform for personalized remedial service

Thomas Hawk

Ava Babili

Main Goals ctd. Collaborative authoring of (remedial) content Incorporate interdisciplinary expertise Organize and analyze user feedback Evaluate Math-Bridge service Prepare user community and service distribution Disseminate

- Extend diagnostic means(for feedback and assessment)

- Education
- Intelligent technology
- Web technology
- Distant tutoring

Connor

Partners of Math-Bridge

- DFKI
- Tampere University of Technology, TUT
- Open Universiteit Nederland, OUNL
- Universität Wien, UV
- Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, UC3M
- Eurotype OHG, ETYP
- Universität des Saarlandes
- Eötvös Lorand University, ELTE
- Universität Kassel/Paderborn
- Université Montpellier II, UM2

Contents to be enhanced

- DFKI: Bruchrechnung: demo.activemath.org
- Tampere University of Technology
- Universität Wien: mathe online, www.mathe-online.at
- Universität Kassel: VEMA, www.mathematik.uni-kassel.de/~vorkurs/
- Open Universiteit Nederland: www.voorwis.ou.nl:1025/nkbw_data/nkbw/
- Universität des Saarlandes: www.leactivemath.org

McFish

Internationalized TEL Platform ActiveMath„Book“ Creation: English

Français (and Spanish . . . .)

Work: Pedagogical Preparation

- Domainontology for metadata
- Target competencies per field-of-study
- Content selectioniteratively
- Remedial scenariofor personalization
- Select, adapt assessmentresources

Lincolnian

Work: Content Enrichment

- Process model for collaborative authoring
- Tools for transforming source formats
- Transformations
- slicing
- structure annotations
- metadata extension
- semantics of mathematical expressions

- Quality control and improvement
- …Transformation of external sources

Work: Use and reuse

- Commons server for content
- Use and reuse of content
- Gap detection, gap detectiontools
- Infrastructure for reporting gaps
- Guidelines for the publication of content
- Tool support for assembly of courses
- Application-relevant LOs

Michael Righi

Work:Improved accessibility

- Customization of ActiveMath’s search
- Collection of cultural differences and their use in search and for cultural rendering
- Search related to target competencies

Multi-lingual access

- Basis for language-dependent access
- Language adjustments of search/access
- Supported translation
- Tool for the language gap detection

Interactive exercises

- Interoperability of content/mathematical expressions
- Interoperability of tools for interactive exercises
- Further develop domain reasoners for diagnosis
- Cross-domain reasoning

Thomas Hawk

Personalized Remedial

- Remedial scenario/decision rules
- Estimation of students’ competencies
- Customization of personalized access
- Customization of student model
- Graphical design customization
- Software and user tests

User Feedback

- Community building and stimulation of feedback
- Development of questionnaires
- Central web-site for feedback
- Feedback buttons/facilities in ActiveMath
- Continuous collection of user feedback
- Analysis of user feedback
- …..

Zickie

Evaluation and Feedback

- Criteria for evaluation
- Large-scale evaluations of Math-Bridge service
- Didactical content quality evaluation
- Content validation
- Final revision cycle

Aniroudh Koul

Dissemination

- Project web site
- Multimedia Project Presentation
- Dissemination to schools and universities
- Dissemination at conferences
- Articles for online portals
- Press releases
- Presentation at fairs
- Instructional videos

Ava Babili

Exploitation

- Adaptation of platformActiveMath
- Optimization of scalability
- Customization of the platform
- Implementation of share-calculator

- Exploitation plan and related tools
- Business model for exploitation
- Choice of CC content license

- Procedure for quality content
- Find associated members and customers

Basegreen

Workshop: May 12-15, 2009

- Mutual understanding, experience exchanged
- Components in ActiveMath familiarized
- Target OMDoc format communicated+trained
- Metadata, first version
- Competencies, first version
- Domain ontology, procedure started
- Content selection, procedure defined and started
- Assessment resource selection, procedure defined and started
- First training for tools
- Explanation of content transformation process
- versioning and communication channels established
- Started licensing process

Conclusion

We are on track!

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