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It is a red-letter day for all of you mathematically-minded SCOF-watchers!
In response to a request from the Mathematics department, a new version of SCOF now features support for mathematical equations. These equations can be entered using the LaTeX mathematical typesetting language, or through clicking buttons on a graphical editor. This update should make SCOF much more useful for numerate subjects, but other updates to the system are planned and beign worked on.
Below is an example of SCOF being used with equations. These are added by click the ‘fx’ button on the bottom row of the text editor. It uses the free editor from Code Cogs.
I’ve just finished giving my presentation at Ed-media 2012 in Denver, Colorado.
Despite the time of day, the extreme heat, and the wildfires raging nearby, there was a reasonably good turnout and at least one person wants to evaluate the tool further. So not a bad result!
A paper about SCOF has been accepted for Ed-Media 2012 (World Conference on Educational Media and Technology) and will be presented at the conference in Denver, Colorado at 10 a.m. on Wednesday 27th June.
The tool will also be demonstrated at the annual Cass Showcase on the 22nd May, where the theme this year is ‘Efficient and Effective Feedback’.
A pilot of the tool is also about to start in the School of Informatics. This has so far highlighted numerous improvements to the tool; some of which have been added as a result.
A couple of days ago SASS held a showcase around assessment and feedback and I was there to demo SCOF. The event was well attended (homemade chutneys and cupcakes!) and showcased work that SASS staff had been doing around assessment and feedback. However, there were also a few stands for ‘outsiders’ and SCOF and I were on one of these.
I spoke to quite a few people about SCOF and there was a good bit of interest. The people were mainly from SASS, but there were others from different schools. The level of interest is encouraging because the Educational Support Team in SASS want to use SCOF as a cornerstone of their ‘Tablet Marking’ initiative and this was a chance to expose people to the tool and it’s possibilities.
I hope to soon be working with some of the people I met at the showcase to get SCOF in use in their modules.