Review a legacy resource: a new feature in MSOR Connections to aid discovery of hidden gems

Peter Rowlett


Over recent decades, our community has operated numerous projects and produced countless resources. Certainly some of these were of their time and are now of limited value, but many still offer huge potential for those engaged with teaching, learning, assessment and support in higher education mathematics, statistics and OR. However, projects that are no longer running may not be in a position to advertise their resources, so how will people discover them?I write to propose a new feature in MSOR Connections that would offer short reviews of legacy resources. These could be resources for use with students or teaching practice guides. The aim is to shine a light on little-used, perhaps-forgotten but good-quality resources produced under now-defunct projects.


undergraduate; mathematics education; statistics education; Higher Education

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