IMPLEMENTATION OF E-LEARNING INTO MATHEMATICAL SUBJECTS IN THE UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 9-10 November, 2020
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:Mathematics is undoubtedly one of the important elements in the education of students at universities with a technical focus. When studying and applying in science and practice, it is necessary for students to be able to use their knowledge and skills in mathematics, to be able to work with mathematical objects and to understand important connections with other scientific disciplines.
A prerequisite for readiness for the study of university mathematics and subsequently for its use in professional study is that the students' knowledge of mathematics acquired at secondary schools is sufficiently deep and sufficient in content. Secondary school graduates come to technical universities often with insufficient and inhomogeneous knowledge of mathematics. The question is how to help students complete their lack of knowledge in a very short time so that they can enroll in university studies and continue it successfully.
In this article we will present an innovative approach of our faculty - Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava - to unify the knowledge of secondary school graduates, which we achieved by creating a new conversion bachelor's degree and introducing new mathematical subjects within this study. With the help of newly created e-courses and their implementation into the classical form of teaching, we managed to modify the teaching of not only newly created, but also existing mathematical subjects. The study has become more attractive and at the same time we have achieved a higher activity among students, which is more difficult to achieve with the frontal way of teaching mathematics, which is common at our universities. In the article we also focus on the development of educational activities using modern information and communication technologies and the associated preparation of appropriate study material and the implementation of multimedia elements and modules in e-learning for mathematical subjects.
Keywords: e-learning, mathematics, multimedia elements, education.