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Pages: 5328-5335
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-0557-3
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 7-9 July, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain

A NEW HORIZON FOR ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING

A. Lopes1, F. Soares2, I. Vieira1

1Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP) / ISCAP - CICE (PORTUGAL)
2Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP) / ESEIG (PORTUGAL)
The Polytechnic Institute of Oporto (IPP), which has a solid history of online education and innovation through the use of technology, has been particularly interested and focused on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) developments. The aim of this paper is to present the whole process from initial discussions to completion of the “Mathematics Without Limits” MOOC Project that exists in IPP and also to contribute for a change in the way as teaching and learning Mathematics is seen and practiced nowadays. In 2013, IPP developed its own platform, which gave us the opportunity to explore new educational techniques as a pedagogical resource as well as to enhance students’ motivation, through a set of interactive materials at their disposal, totally adapted to their needs. Students lack of motivation is mainly justified by their weak Math preparation, poor consolidated basis on the subject and different backgrounds of the students. To tackle this issue and based on our Math online courses teaching experience, we decided to create short duration MOOC, expecting to aid retention of students and also to reverse the path of students giving up on Math by giving them a friendly way of managing their own learning commitment. We also think that this MOOC will be a good approach to level out some math skills among freshmen.
@InProceedings{LOPES2014ANE,
author = {Lopes, A. and Soares, F. and Vieira, I.},
title = {A NEW HORIZON FOR ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING},
series = {6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN14 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-0557-3},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {7-9 July, 2014},
year = {2014},
pages = {5328-5335}}
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A. Lopes, F. Soares, I. Vieira (2014) A NEW HORIZON FOR ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING, EDULEARN14 Proceedings, pp. 5328-5335.
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