7th Annual Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning Support Centres

The 7th Annual Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres

Date: Friday 7th December, 2012

Location:?Queen’s University, Belfast

Conference Theme?

Promoting Learning Support and Engagement with Mathematics: a discussion of all avenues of approach including the use of technology.

The conference was hosted by the Learning Development Service in Queen’s University Belfast.

Keynote Speakers

The keynote speakers were Professor Sarah Moore from the University of Limerick, and Dr. Paul Andrews from the University of Wales, Newport.

Conference Programme

Time Event
10:30-10:55 Coffee and Registration
10:55-11:00 Welcoming Address
11:00-11:50 Student retention, performance and support: insights from learner support units within and across disciplines., Professor Sarah Moore, Associate Vice President Academic, University of Limerick.
11.50-12.00 Break
12.00-12.20 Student engagement with Mathematics Support at Cork Institute of Technology: Julie O’Donovan, Cork Institute of Technology.
12.20-12.40 Using Facebook to implement virtual PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) and promote deep learning: Shazia Ahmed and Lorna Love, University of Glasgow.
12.40-1.00 Sustaining transition to university ? intensive maths support for first-year engineering students: Jonathan S. Cole, Timothy J. Crawford and Mohammad S. Zubairi, Queens’ University Belfast.
1.00-1.45 Lunch
1.45-2.35 Digital Development: Integrating technology into working practices., Dr Paul Andrews, Head of the Centre for Digitally Enhanced Learning (CDEL), University of Wales, Newport.
2.35-2.55 Using Video Examples to Support the Teaching of a First Year Business Maths Module: Maria Meehan, School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin.
2.55-3.15 The Evolution of Mathcentre: Janette Matthews (Mathcentre).
3.15-3.30 Coffee
3.30-3.50 Module Facelift: Engaging Student Technology Teachers with Maths:: Sue Milne and Sarah Honeychurch, University of Glasgow.
3.50-4.10 The Use of Tablet Technology to Enhance Mathematics Learning Support at the University of Limerick.: Lisa O’Keeffe and Olivia Fitzmaurice, University of Limerick.
4.10-4.30 Round Robin Presentations and Discussions on the Conference Theme
4.35-5.00 Annual General Meeting of IMLSN
5.00-5.05 Closing Address

Thanks to the generosity of the National Centre for STEM Education, the Irish Mathematics Society (IMS), and the IMLSN, there was no registration fee.

Kind Regards,

The IMLSN committee and local conference organisers.