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Appears in: INTED2009 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 2605-2610
ISBN: 978-84-612-7578-6
ISSN: 2340-1079
Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain
We are offering a course on Calculus. The contents of this course are adapted to the contents of a Calculus subject in any Engineering high degree or scientific Bachelor. But there is something that makes this course different from others. Not only do we offer a book with all the theory concepts of the subject, but also a digital version of the book with interactive exercises and laboratories. We have developed a course on Moodle with all the theory as well as with a great variety of 2D and 3D pictures and graphics. There are also many exercises which are offered in a random way in order to evaluate and autoevaluate the course. The platform Moodle allows, on the one hand, that the professors make a personal course for their subject adapting the contents in which they are interested (therefore we offer a wide range of difficulty, including from easy practice exercises and concepts taught in technical degrees until the pure mathematical concepts taught in a Mathematics M.Sc. degree. On the other hand, the student can learn 24-hours a day in the specific topic or field he wants and can learn the theory concepts as well as practice with the different tests and exercises offered. The laboratories that you can find in the virtual course want to help students to understand the very conceptual contents and therefore illustrate examples of the application of theorems or properties. Both the students and the teachers can work a lot on the course and so get better and better results. The material is high motivating and therefore higher results are easy obtained. A virtual contact between teachers and students (or even among students) is always available through forums or chats. All this possibilities are easily negotiated by Moodle with the interactive support offered by the mathematical software Wiris.
interactive, moodle, calculus.