The VISIR+ Project – Helping Contextualize Math in an Engineering Course
Learning and teaching strategies
Fecha de publicación
Lima, N., Zannin, M., Viegas, C., Marques, A., G., A., Felgueiras, M. C., García-Peñalvo, F. J. (2017). The VISIR+ Project – Helping Contextualize Math in an Engineering Course Proceedings of 2017 4th Experiment@ International Conference (exp.at'17), June 6th – 8th, 2017, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal (pp. 7-12). USA: IEEE.
[EN]The long-term goal of engineering education is to prepare students to work as engineers. Being a practical profession, laboratories play a crucial role in illustrating concepts and principles as well as improving technical skills. In the last decades the use of online resources (simulators and remote labs) has been growing, either as a complementary and/or as an alternative way of developing experimental competences. In the scope of the VISIR+ Project, this work presents the first results of a didactical implementation using simultaneously the remote laboratory VISIR (Virtual Instrument Systems in Reality), simulation and calculus in a Math Course at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). The preliminary results indicate that the use of several resources increases students’ performance, boosting their learning and competence development.