Formula Editors and Handwriting in Mathematical E-Learning

Morten Misfeldt, Anders Sanne

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Teaching and learning mathematics at university level is increasingly being supported by Learning Management Systems. In this chapter, we report from the e-learning initiative, DELTA, and in doing so we aim to describe how formulas, drawings, and other mathematical representations influence student communication. We describe a practice that combines handwriting and discussion forums facilitated by a Learning Management System (LMS). We have experienced lack of student activity in the discussion forums and introducing a new LMS (Moodle) with improved formula editor capabilities into the environment, does not seem to considerably improve the situation, whereas a scanner-based handwritten communication seems to successfully support the assignment communication between the students and the teacher.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching Mathematics Online : Emergent Technologies and Methodologies
EditorsAngel A. Juan, Maria A. Huertas, Svend Trenholm, Cristina Steegmann
Number of pages17
Place of Publication Hershey
PublisherIGI global
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print) 9781609608750
ISBN (Electronic) 9781609608767
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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