The Launch of the IMLSN Report on Student Evaluation of MLS took place in DCU on November the 21st 2014.
The Launch was live streamed and you can download the presentations . Please note that it may take a few moments for this page to load.
The Report and photos from the launch are also available. Please note that the survey used in this project is available at the end of the report document. It is recommended that individual institutions consider using it as a template for their own MLS evaluations.
The report by the IMLSN is entitled ?Student Evaluation of Mathematics Learning Support: insights from a large multi-institutional survey?. This evaluation is the first of its kind to be undertaken on such a scale in Ireland, involving responses from over 1,600 first-year students across nine Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) from around the island of Ireland. A subset of the findings have been published in three journal articles to date. This report contains valuable insights about the transition from second to third level mathematics for students across a range of disciplines, as well as detailing the impact that they perceive that mathematics support services have upon their ability to cope with this challenge. See the Teaching and Learning website for more details.
|3:00-3:05||Welcoming Address: Jim Dowling (Deputy President DCU)|
|3:05-3:10||The T&L Forum: Dr. Eabhnat N? Floinn (Lecturer and Director of the MLS, DCU, and Committee Member of the IMLSN)|
|3:10-3.30||Overview of the IMLSN Report: Ciar?n O’Sullivan (Lecturer IT Tallaght and Chairperson of IMLSN)|
|3:30-3:50||National response to the IMLSN Report: Professor John O’Donoghue (Professor (Emeritus) Mathematics Education UL and Associate Director NCE-MSTL)|
|3:50-4:10||International response to the IMLSN Report: Professor Duncan Lawson (Director of sigma and Pro Vice Chancellor Formative Education
|4:10-4:15||Report Launch: Senator Mary Moran (spokesperson on Education, Disability, Equality & Mental Health)|
|4:15-4:20||IMLSN Acknowledgements: Dr. Ciar?n Mac an Bhaird (Lecturer and MSC Manager, Maynooth University and IMLSN Treasurer)|
Location and transport
The launch took place in the Maths Learning Centre DCU. This is on the Ground Floor of the Library, which is building Y on the DCU Campus Map.
The IMLSN Committee and Local Organiser, Eabhnat N? Floinn, would like to thank the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning who are sponsoring this event. We would also like to thank the EPI-STEM for publishing the final report.