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Electronic marking of mathematics assignments using Microsoft Word 2007

Lowe, Tim; Mestel, Ben and Arrowsmith, Gaynor (2008). Electronic marking of mathematics assignments using Microsoft Word 2007. In: 12th International CAA Conference: Research into e-Assessment, 8-9 July 2008, Loughborough University, UK.

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This paper describes on-going work within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at The Open University to enable distance learning students to electronically submit assignments rich in mathematical notation and diagrams, and for those assignments to be marked and returned electronically by their tutor. A trial is currently underway of a prototype system that enables students to submit assignments in a range of electronic formats, which are then converted to Microsoft Word 2007 format to enable tutors to take advantage of various features of this software for marking and providing mathematical comments. The systems developed for this trial are described and preliminary findings presented.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 The Authors
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 20091
Depositing User: Timothy Lowe
Date Deposited: 05 May 2010 14:27
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2010 06:39
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