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ERIC Number: ED474433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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The Use of Flexible, Interactive, Situation-Focused Software for the E-Learning of Mathematics.
Farnsworth, Ralph Edward
This paper discusses the classroom, home, and distance use of new, flexible, interactive, application-oriented software known as Active Learning Suite. The actual use of the software, not just a controlled experiment, is reported on. Designed for the e-learning of university mathematics, the program was developed by a joint U.S.-Russia team and was funded in large part by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Attention is directed to the fact that this integrated mathematics curriculum software has a multi-level structure and a flexible format to allow for a personalized pace of learning and to accommodate students with poor backgrounds, those with some knowledge, and those who are more advanced. The program may be used in classrooms equipped with stand-alone computers, a local network, or over the Internet for distance learning. A major goal of the project is to help students reach a better understanding of concepts, parameters, and mathematical tools as well as learn how to apply a systematic approach to everyday problems and situations. The paper discusses the state-of-the-art graphics and interactive lessons, which are designed to stimulate each student's involvement in his or her own learning at the appropriate level and pace. A sample lesson, the effects on performance and learning, and the reactions of faculty and students, both local and distant, are included. (Author/KHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia