Can the use of digital badges enhance maths support?

Ferrier, C. 2022. Can the use of digital badges enhance maths support? CETL-MSOR 2022. Dundee, Abertay University 01 - 02 Sep 2022

TitleCan the use of digital badges enhance maths support?
AuthorsFerrier, C.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

The University of Westminster School of Life Sciences offers maths support to students, within modules and as extracurricular sessions. We are currently working on a new project which will provide all students with
permanent access to a dedicated site on our virtual learning environment for maths support. The organisation and structure of this site in addition to providing generic core mathematics skills for our courses will also provide specific items relevant to each of our degree pathways. The site will include existing resources we have available, links to external sources and new to our provision, the option of digital badge recognition for the completion of some of the available activities. It is envisaged that a well-constructed set of activities leading to digital badges will encourage use of the site and improve engagement for those
requiring maths support.

Keywordsmaths support
digital badges
Year2022
ConferenceCETL-MSOR 2022
Accepted author manuscript

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