Comprehensive Virtual Mathematics Training - A Crucial Support to Bridge the Gap for Undergraduate Students

Dietmar Zenker, Klaus Simon, Leo Gros, Thorsten Daubenfeld

Abstract


We present an integrated virtual learning based approach to support undergraduate students in developing their mathematical knowledge and skills. The approach consists of three elements. First, a pre-study web-based mathematics training course for pre-assessment and self-study. Secondly, the traditional classroom lecture that is supplemented with specific examples from application fields involving dedicated literature and case examples from other courses (e.g., physical chemistry). Finally, lectures have been recorded using an easy-to-use system to provide the students with after-class self-learning material. The latter proves especially useful for extra-occupational students. The approach has been developed and implemented for chemistry undergraduate courses but can be easily adapted for any kind of engineering study course.

Keywords


mathematics; e-learning; virtual learning; self-learning; computer algebra system; lecture recording; extra-occupational students; ILIAS; Opencast Matterhorn

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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