Evaluation of Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Online Activities

By Raúl Díaz Len, Ascensión Hernández Encinas, Jesús Martín Vaquero, Araceli Queiruga Dios and Isabel Visus Ruiz.

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At the University of Salamanca, we use what is known as the Studium virtual environment, which allows students and instructors alike access to media able to incorporate new educational technologies aimed at the development of teaching tasks, thus allowing the possibility of virtual teaching. Studium is built upon a technological structure that channels information through the Internet and facilitates remote tools that transport the teacher-student interaction onto the Internet. The Studium virtual campus is based on the known web platform called Moodle, an environment within the Learning Construction mode within the pedagogical objectives of teaching, whose aim is to establish coherent relationships between what must be learned (new models) and what is already known (prior knowledge). In this way, the information learned is integrated into prior knowledge and acquires the appropriate meaningfulness with respect to what is already known. We employ this tool in some subjects so that our students can build up their learning through the
different collaborative activities and tools offered, and through communications tools between teachers and students. Moodle is a virtual teaching environment that allows contents and tasks to be uploaded onto the web and which provides online communications tools. Here we describe an evaluation of the results of the use of this eLearning platform for the particular case of the teaching of mathematics in Industrial Engineering. We will detail some examples about the use of the virtual campus together with some mathematical software that become a useful tools for engineers.

Keywords: Virtual Campus, Mathamatical Software, Mathematics, Virtual Teaching Environment

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 7, pp.583-592. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.558MB).

Raúl Díaz Len

Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics, E.T.S.I.I. Béjar, University of Salamanca, Béjar, Salamanca, Spain

Ascensión Hernández Encinas

Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics, E.T.S.I.I. Béjar, University of Salamanca, Béjar, Salamanca, Spain

Prof. Jesús Martín Vaquero

Tenured Professor, Applied Mathematics, E.T.S.I.I. Béjar, University of Salamanca, Béjar, Salamanca, Spain

Araceli Queiruga Dios

Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics, E.T.S.I.I. Béjar, University of Salamanca, Béjar, Salamanca, Spain

Isabel Visus Ruiz

Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics, E.T.S.I.I. Béjar, University of Salamanca, Béjar, Salamanca, Spain


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