Title: Theoretical conception and some practical results of the development of mathematical competences with use of e-learning

Authors: Agnieszka Heba; Jana Kapounová; Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska

Addresses: Higher School of Labour Safety Management in Katowice, Bankowa 8, 40-007 Katowice, Poland ' Pedagogical Faculty, Department of Information and Communication Technologies, University of Ostrava, Fráni Šrámka 3, 09 00 Ostrava – Mariánské Hory, Czech Republic ' The Faculty of Ethnology and Sciences of Education in Cieszyn, University of Silesia in Katowice, Bielska 62, 43-400 Cieszyn, Poland

Abstract: As we analyse the results of various examinations and competence tests in mathematics, we can say that students have insufficient level of certain mathematical competences. In order to solve this problem, a search to find possibilities to improve the process of teaching mathematics by means of information and communication technologies was started. A system for implementation of individual mathematics learning (Mathematics with Moodle) was prepared; it consists in gradual improvement of the level of mathematical competences of the students. A didactic tool was proposed - e-learning course preparing the students for the graduation exam in mathematics which includes an author's MatLearn module, shaping mathematical competences of students. Its aim is to increase the level of competences, especially the ones which have not been mastered yet. Programmed learning principles were used to construct study activities in the course.

Keywords: information and communications technology; ICT; key competences; mathematical competences; e-learning; electronic learning; Niemierko's taxonomy; Bloom's taxonomy; programmed learning; MatLearn module; information technology; mathematics education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2014.063098

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2014 Vol.24 No.3/4, pp.252 - 268

Published online: 19 Jul 2014 *

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