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Pages: 1862-1867
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-608-2657-6
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain

CHALLENGES IN THE CREATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A MATHEMATICS MOOC

P. Lopes1, F. Soares2, I. Vieira1

1Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP) / ISCAP (PORTUGAL) (PORTUGAL)
22Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP) / ESEIG (PORTUGAL) (PORTUGAL)
The fast development of distance learning tools such as Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC or MOOCs) are indicators of a shift in the way in which digital teaching and learning are understood. MOOC are a new style of online classes that allow any person with web access, anywhere, usually free of charge, to participate through video lectures, computer graded tests and discussion forums. They have been capturing the attention of many higher education institutions around the world. This paper will give us an overview of the “Introduction to Differential Calculus” a MOOC Project, created by an engaged volunteer team of Mathematics lecturers from four schools of the Polytechnic Institute of Oporto (IPP). The MOOC theories and their popularity are presented and complemented by a discussion of some MOOC definitions and their inherent advantages and disadvantages. It will also explore what MOOC mean for Mathematics education. The Project development is revealed by focusing on used MOOC structure, as well as the quite a lot of types of course materials produced. It ends with a presentation of a short discussion about problems and challenges met throughout the development of the project. It is also our goal to contribute for a change in the way teaching and learning Mathematics is seen and practiced nowadays, trying to make education more accessible to as many people as possible and increase our institution (IPP) recognition.
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title = {CHALLENGES IN THE CREATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A MATHEMATICS MOOC},
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booktitle = {ICERI2015 Proceedings},
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P. Lopes, F. Soares, I. Vieira (2015) CHALLENGES IN THE CREATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A MATHEMATICS MOOC, ICERI2015 Proceedings, pp. 1862-1867.
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