MATHEMATICS ONLINE LEARNING MODEL IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION
1 TTK University of Applied Sciences (ESTONIA)
2 Letterkenny Institute of Technology (IRELAND)
3 Polytechnic of Porto (P. Porto) / ISCAP - CEOS.PP (PORTUGAL)
4 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) (SPAIN)
5 Koszalin University of Technology (POLAND)
6 Technical University of Cluj Napoca (ROMANIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 11-13 March, 2019
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Mathematics, as all its related subjects, is a fundamental grounding element of engineering education and proficiency in the area is expected. Engineers are required to be analytical and able to utilize their mathematical “toolkit" to solve problems that may be hard or well defined depending on the contextual situation of the engineer. Until quite recently the teaching-learning process was undertaken using face-to-face techniques such as private and public communication, observation, and hand-written assessments, among others. Assessment and content delivery underwent a seed change with the new millennium when Educational Authorities and Professional bodies adapted their validation and accreditation methods to include learning outcomes and competencies within programs of study. The assessment techniques within programs altered accordingly to address these requirements and forces have evolved within higher education to increase the on-line presence.
To explore and develop a shared understanding of the issues surrounding engineering mathematics in the early stages of tertiary study and raise awareness of the issues pertaining, whether they are cultural, professional, the European Erasmus+ Project, EngiMath, Mathematics online learning model in engineering education, is being carried out in six European countries: Estonia, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain, under the Key Action - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. The enrolled Institutions in this transnational project will develop a shared platform for students and academics in the field of engineering mathematics. In this paper, the project will be presented with a special focus on its several methodological and development issues.
Keywords: Online learning, Mathematics, research projects, multinational cooperation, Erasmus+, technology enhanced learning.