SOME CHARACTERISTICS WHICH FAVOUR THE E-LEARNING METHOD SUCCESS AT THE TIME OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS AT THE UNIVERSITY
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:With this job we pretend to give a general overview of some characteristics which might mean the success of e-learning at the time of teaching Algebra at a Engineering University.
This success does not rely just on the technique dimension of the process (e.g. the platform used), but also on the control of a serie of variables, such as the way of showing the contents, the e-activities which are ran and the evaluation tools used. In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University, platform MOODLE is used. In this context, in order to help the presentation of the contents, the use of conditionals has been considered. This tool allow us to control the access of the student to every resource depending on the objectives which have been reached until that moment.
Related to the evaluating e-activities, it is necessary to analize which evaluating activities have to be developed in order to guarantee a reliable and objective information about the student knowledge. The evaluation is not only limited to test the results of the knowledge transmission process, but also it should turn into a regulator factor of the direction of the process. The questionnaires and surveys which are offered by the MOODLE are able to redirect the teaching-learning process thanks to the feedback which is stablished between teacher and student. All within the contionals setting. In this way, the teacher is able to draw up, individually, the way that every student should gradually trace to achieve the success in the subject.
Keywords: e-learning, E-activities, Moodle, Conditionals Options in Moodle.