- Helping Engineers Learn Mathematics
- is a major curriculum development project undertaken by a consortium of five English universities - Loughborough,
Hull, Reading, Sunderland and Manchester - led by Loughborough, and funded by a HEFCE £250,000 FDTL4 grant for
the period October 2002 - September 2005. Colleagues from many other institutions have contributed and we now
have over have 40 registered participants spanning 34 different higher and further education establishments,
whose contributions through student and staff focus groups, workshops, and evaluation exercises have
is sponsored by the Higher Education Funding Council for England
(HEFCE) through phase 4 of the Fund for the Development for Teaching
and Learning (FDTL4).
- enhance the mathematical education of engineering undergraduates
by the provision of a range of flexible learning resources.
- drive student learning via a computer based assessment regime.
- 50 workbooks of approximately 50 pages each.
- Mathematics for engineering simply explained.
- Worked examples.
- Case studies.
- Illustrative web-delivered Computer Aided Learning (CAL) courseware
on many of the first 20 Workbooks supporting and enhancing their content.
- Computer Aided Assessment (CAA) supporting most workbooks.
has developed two modes of Computer Aided Assessment (CAA), which can be used for both formative
and summative assessment:
- an integrated web-delivered version.
- an alternative stand-alone CD-based version.
were disseminated to all participants at the Higher Education Academy's
14-15 September 2005 at
Loughborough University. Loughborough's , which has recently been awarded status, has now taken responsibility
for distribution of the resources to enable effective continuation
and they will be available to all HEIs and FEIs (freely to those
in England and Northern Ireland) who would like to use the materials.
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for the period October 2005 - September 2006 to encourage the effective
transfer across institutions of the HELM
resources and assessment philosophy. The principal aim was to convert
some HEIs who have been involved with trialling, and some newly
identified potential HEI users, into long-term users of the
disseminated the outcomes to all participants at the Higher Education Academy's
11-12 September 2006 at Loughborough University.