M@T-EDUCATE WITH SUCCESS PLATFORM AS AN INTERACTIVE DIGITAL EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE: THE PERCEPTION OF THE TEACHER
School of Technology and Management - Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (PORTUGAL)
About this paper:
Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:Currently, education at the higher education level is inseparable from information and communication technologies. The interest in investigating educational practices and consequently how students act through the ease in accessing information available on technological support, such as digital educational resources, allows establishing educational standards, which conduct to reflections on educational methodologies. Thus, this is a reality, which has to be part of the pedagogical practices adopted by teachers. Considering this premise, a study with university teachers was conducted, in order to better understand how much they consider and use interactive digital educational resources in their educational practices, in particular the "M@T - educate with success" online platform.
The adopted methodology was qualitative and the tools used were the application of an interview. The results showed characteristics which where interpreted based on the experiences of a teacher involved in the study, together with theories of several authors in the comprehensive field of multimedia and education.
This paper seeks sharing the implementation of interactive digital educational resources, namely, the "M@T - educate with success" platform, in higher school context, of mathematic subjects, seeking to reflect on the use of such resources, as distinguished from other resources, how to evolve and how to implement a strategy that promotes their development and their use in teaching practices.
Keywords: Virtual Learning Environments, "M@T - educate with success" Online Platform, Higher Education, Mathematics Learning, Pedagogical Practices, Digital Resources.