A NAVIGABLE BOOK TO LEARN DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
Francesc Vallverdu, Teresa Sancho, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology, Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
This work will discuss on a course material in web-format for teaching and learning Discrete Mathematics, a subject that is offered at the Computer Science School of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). UOC is an Open University with a virtual campus where both students and teachers interact, breaking time and distance constraints. The learning and teaching process is evolving with the new information technologies. The teacher-student relationship is changing, even more in distance education. The interactivity between the student and the material can be done through the resolution of exercises and the experimentation with simulated cases. The simple exercises are usually Java Applets embedded in the same html page where the exercise evolves, in a xml framework. Depending on the student's behavior and skills, different paths are presented in order to optimize the learning process. The more the student knows, the more difficult questions are. A tailor-made and oriented evolution implies an intelligent tracking of the student's actions. In this respect, we might say that this kind of activity allows either the student to learn significantly or the teacher to keep the process under control.
Vallverdu, F. & Sancho, T. (2000). A NAVIGABLE BOOK TO LEARN DISCRETE MATHEMATICS. In Proceedings of International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (p. 434). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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