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Mathematics and online learning experiences: A gateway site for engineering students

Masouros, SD, Alpay, E and Alpay, E (2010) Mathematics and online learning experiences: A gateway site for engineering students European Journal of Engineering Education, 35 (1). pp. 59-78.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the preliminary design of a multifaceted computer-based mathematics resource for undergraduate and pre-entry engineering students. Online maths resources, while attractive in their flex- ibility of delivery, have seen variable interest from students and teachers alike. Through student surveys and wide consultations, guidelines have been developed for effectively collating and integrating learning, support, application and diagnostic tools to produce an Engineer's Mathematics Gateway. Specific rec- ommendations include: the development of a shared database of engineering discipline-specific problems and examples; the identification of, and resource development for, troublesome mathematics topics which encompass ideas of threshold concepts and mastery components; the use of motivational and promotional material to raise student interest in learning mathematics in an engineering context; the use of general and lecture-specific concept maps and matrices to identify the needs and relevance of mathematics to engineering topics; and further exploration of the facilitation of peer-based learning through online resources. © 2010 SEFI.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Masouros, SDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Alpay, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Alpay, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 March 2010
Identification Number : 10.1080/03043790903428729
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 10:56
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 17:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808598

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