The Online Mathematics Diagnostic Tool for Transformative Learning in the Pacific

Bibhya Nand Sharma (The University of the South Pacific, Fiji), Aluwesi Volau Fonolahi (The University of the South Pacific, Fiji), Akeshnil Bali (The University of the South Pacific, Fiji) and Swasti Shubha Narayan (The University of the South Pacific, Fiji)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 80
EISBN13: 9781522591177|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6136-1.ch005
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Abstract

With advances in information and communication technology, students can be educated from anywhere at any time at their own pace. Students of the 21st century have different learning expectations. These expectations require the design of smart learning environments to ensure more effective and adaptive learning. This chapter essays an introduction to a new educational tool developed on the Moodle platform by The University of the South Pacific to bridge gaps in mathematics knowledge and skills as students' transit from secondary to tertiary education. The tool, known as the Online Mathematics Diagnostic Tool (OMDT), is an intelligent system which provides online tests and automates personalized remediation. This chapter will include the reasons why this diagnostic tool has been developed for the Pacific region students aspiring for tertiary education. It will also discuss why the tool is considered as a smart learning environment (SLE) and how it ensures effective learning of mathematics.
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