Title: Helping teachers generate exercises with random coefficients

Authors: Denis Bouhineau, Hamid Chaachoua, Jean-Francois Nicaud

Addresses: LIG Laboratory, University of Grenoble, 46 Avenue Felix Viallet, F-38031 Grenoble Cedex, France. ' LIG Laboratory, University of Grenoble, 46 Avenue Felix Viallet, F-38031 Grenoble Cedex, France. ' LIG Laboratory, University of Grenoble, 46 Avenue Felix Viallet, F-38031 Grenoble Cedex, France

Abstract: First, we propose two taxonomies concerning software designed for teaching mathematics, which we call Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) environments, the first one concerns the teacher|s place and role in TEL environments, the second one concerns the activities which are foreseen and provided by TEL environments. Second, we consider TEL environments which provide teachers with tools for building patterns of exercises used in the TEL environment to generate randomly and dynamically exercises or lists of exercises. Our approach is compared to classical approaches (based on standards like IMS-QTI or on Computer Algebra Systems).

Keywords: technology enhanced learning; TEL design; TEL environments; pattern of exercises; pedagogical parameters; didactical parameters; teaching tools; training activities; test activities; mathematics teaching; random coefficients; mathematics education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2008.022162

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2008 Vol.18 No.5/6, pp.520 - 533

Available online: 22 Dec 2008 *

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