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ERIC Number: EJ799547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Mathematical E-Learning: State of the Art and Experiences at the Open University of Catalonia
Juan, A.; Huertas, A.; Steegmann, C.; Corcoles, C.; Serrat, C.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v39 n4 p455-471 Jun 2008
In this article we present a review of the state of the art in mathematical e-learning and some personal experiences on this area developed during the last eleven years at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), a completely online university located in Spain. The article discusses important aspects related to online mathematics courses offered in higher education programs, including: benefits and challenges, universities offering this type of education, methodological considerations, emergent technologies, learning projects and environments, etc. Also, key aspects of the UOC mathematical e-learning model and its historical evolution are described and analysed. Special attention is paid to mathematical curricula in computer sciences degrees, where a lot of work needs to be done in order to adapt mathematics courses to the continuously changing educational necessities of students. A curricula design proposal, based on a top-down approach, is presented as a best practice. Finally, some trends and future perspectives on the subject are suggested. (Contains 2 tables, 3 figures, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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