9th Annual Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning Support Centres

The 9th Annual Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres

Date: Friday 29th May, 2015

Conference Theme

Maximizing the impact of digital supports in Mathematics Learning Support in Higher Education.

Invited Speakers

  • Chris Sangwin, Senior Lecturer in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University.
  • Madonna Herron, Lecturer in Mathematics/Theoretical Computer Science from Ulster University at Jordanstown.
  • Shazia Ahmed, Maths Adviser & Co-ordinator of NUMBER Student Maths Support at the University of Glasgow.

Conference Programme

Time Event
9:30-10:15 Registration and Coffee/Tea
10:20-10:30 Welcoming Address: Professor Mark Rogers, UCD Registrar
10:30-11:30 Keynote Using GeoGebra as a problem solving tool, Dr Chris Sangwin (Loughborough University).
11.30-11.50 Development of an app to support learning in A?level maths, Dr Jonathan Cole (Queens University Belfast).
12.00-12.30 Coffee Break
12.30-12.55 Providing academic support and improving transition into university life through Facebook groups: Dr Shazia Ahmed (University of Glasgow).
12.55-1.15 To collect and analyse useful qualitative data on mathematical difficulties as experienced by students in a Mathematics Support Centre ? A challenge?: Nuala Curley (University College Dublin).
1.15-2.15 Lunch
2.15-2.40 Using pencasts to extend and enrich the student learning experience, Dr Madonna Herron (University of Ulster).
2.40-3.00 Mathematics Learning Support across a Multi-Campus Institution: A Trial of Virtual Support , Dr Cormac Breen (Dublin Institute of Technology).
3.00-3.20 Virtual Mathematics Support at the Open University: Dr Gerry Golding (Open University).
3.20-4.00 Round Robin Panel Discussion.
3.20-5.00 Room H1.49 is booked for first year maths teaching group

This event was supported by the IMS, UCD and the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

Kind Regards,

The IMLSN Committee and Local Organiser, Anthony Cronin.