POZZO Maria isabel Rita
congresos y reuniones científicas
The VISIR+ Project - Helping Contextualize Math in an Engineering Course
NATÉRCIA LIMA; MARCELO ZANÍN; CLARA VIEGAS; MARÍA ISABEL POZZO
Congreso; 4th Experiment@ International Conference (exp.at'17); 2017
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.