Mathematical Suite for Moodle: A new set of tools for teaching mathematics online
Donald Ipperciel, Patrick Thibaudeau, University of Alberta, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Communicating, presenting and assessing mathematics electronically poses a considerable technical challenge. As a result, the full benefits of the online and blended learning environment have not been realized in mathematics-using subjects and the task remains to integrate mathematical competency throughout one single LMS. This is precisely the objective of our project, which involves novel tools for upgrading Moodle to full mathematical competency. The principle features include: 1. integration into Moodle of a high-performance content generator and renderer especially designed for mathematical content; 2. development of a comprehensive math editor within Moodle; 3. creation of a rich math feedback, assessment and engagement Moodle plug-in; 4. integration into Moodle of the powerful math execution and visualization software system SAGE.
Ipperciel, D. & Thibaudeau, P. (2013). Mathematical Suite for Moodle: A new set of tools for teaching mathematics online. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 2457-2460). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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