Formula Editors and Handwriting in Mathematical E-Learning

Morten Misfeldt, Anders Sanne

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Abstract

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
Pages350-366
Chapter17
ISBN (Print) 9781609608750
ISBN (Electronic) 9781609608767
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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