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1 New Media in Mathematics Training Franz Embacher Petra Oberhuemer Institut for Theoretical Physics University of Vienna Talk given at the 5th International Workshop on Interactive Computer aided Learning (ICL) Carinthia Tech Institute, Villach/Austria, September 25 – 27, 2002

2 Contents Preliminaries Project Dates and Consortium Activities -Development of Web Based Material -Application in Regular Courses -Video Sequences -Life Events -MathML -Final Conference -Afterwards

3 Preliminaries Problems of Mathematics Training in Universities, Fachhochschulen and Pedagogical Academies: Knowlegde brought from school: diverse and often inadequate Large Student Numbers Conditions: Technical equippment IT experience of students Time available for mathematics training

4 Project Dates Project funded by the Austrian Federal Ministery for Education, Science and Culture in the Framework of New Media in Universities and Fachhochschulen, 2nd call (Neue Medien in der Lehre an Universitäten und Fachhochschulen, 2. Ausschreibungsrunde) Duration: October 2002 – October 2004

5 Project Consortium mathe online team, Faculty for Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Vienna Institute for Philosophy, University of Vienna Institute for Psychology, University of Vienna Institute for Sociology, University of Vienna Department of Engineering Mathematics, Geometry and Computer Science, University of Innsbruck Institute for Mathematics, University of Vienna Carinthia Tech Institute WIFI Wien und Fachhochschulstudiengänge der Wiener Wirtschaft (FHW) Pedagogical Academy in Vienna Institute for Institute for Communication Science, University of Vienna

6 Web Based Material Adaption or development of Interactive learning units (visualizations,…) on mathematical key notions Mathematical background texts Exercises Material shall be applicable as broadly as possible. Web Platform: mathe online (english: maths online

7 Application in Regular Courses Regular courses are supported by Interactive learning units Asynchronous communication tools Problems to overcome: Difficulties with the transition School University/Fachhochschule Extremely large student numbers

8 Video Sequences and Life Events Video sequences Production of short clips on key notions applicable for a broad group of students. Life Events MOO/chat (e.g. repetition or summary of a lecture) MOO/audio (e.g. question hour or panel discussion) to be tested for communication about mathematical issues.

9 MathML, Final Conference MathML and MathML tools to be tested for being used in everyday course issues. Final conference to take place presumably in October 2004.

10 Afterwards The material and tools developed will generally be accessible, and a thorough project documentation shall help future initiatives to profit from the experiences gained.

11 Web Site and Contact Project Web Site: Contact: Franz Petra Herbert Hrachovec


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