Coherently Organized Digital Exercises and Expositions

Christopher J. Sangwin, George Kinnear

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We describe an organizing principle for online learning materials; we term coherently organized digital exercises and expositions. Larger in scale than individual lessons but smaller than a programme of study, this innovation in instructional practice is increasingly guiding our thinking in the development of university mathematics courses. Essentially we have taken the book and put it inside automatically assessed online quizzes. In doing this, we embrace the potential provided by new technology to implement evidence-based practices such as spaced retrieval practice. This paper discusses details of this innovation, and how we have implemented it. On the basis of these experiences, we believe this innovation has the potential to change the model of education for university mathematics courses in substantial and non-trivial ways.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)927-938
Number of pages12
Issue number8
Early online date7 Dec 2021
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Learning design
  • online assessment
  • online teaching and learning
  • university mathematics education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Education


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