NOMAD 12(4), 2007. Some aspects of web-courses in mathematics based on PC screen recorded video lectures

Skapad: 2008-01-10. Ändrad: 2008-01-10  

NOMAD 12(4), 2007. Some aspects of web-courses in mathematics based on PC screen recorded video lectures

DAG LUKKASSEN, LARS ERIK PERSSON and ANNA SIERPINSKA

Abstract

In this paper we will describe and discuss two graduate level web-based mathematics courses based on PC screen recorded video lectures. These courses have been developed by the first author of this paper and followed by master’s students at the Narvik University College since 2001. Comparison to other available courses is made. We argue that the technical solutions, our personal positive experiences and didactical ideas (e.g. concerning the physical presence of students and teachers in addition to instruction by video) in relation to our concept constitute an interesting field for mathematical education research

Sammendrag

I denne artikkelen beskrives og diskuteres to master-kurser som er basert på videoopptak av PC-skjerm. Disse kursene har blitt fulgt av sivilingeniørstudenter ved Høgskolen i Narvik siden 2001. Ett antall andre kurser, som finns tilgjengelig, blir diskutert og sammenliknes med vårt konsept. Kurserne evalueres ut i fra en matematikkdidaktisk synsvinkel. Vi mener at vårt konsept inneholder både tekniske løsninger, personliga positive erfarenheter og didaktiske ideer (for eksempel vedrørende fysisk nærvær av lærere/veiledere i tillegg til videoundervisning) som utgjør et interessant emne for matematikkdidaktisk forskning.

DAG LUKKASSEN
Dag Lukkassen is professor of mathematics at Narvik University College (HiN) and part-time professor in mathematics at the Department of Mathematics, Luleå University of Technology. He has been the chairman of the R&D-board and later Doctoral Education-board at HiN. Lukkassen leads the research group within Homogenization theory at the same institution and is a member of the editorial boards of 4 international scientific journals in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and mechanics.

LARS ERIK PERSSON
Lars-Erik Persson is chairprofessor of mathematics at the Department of Mathematics, Luleå University of Technology, but also part-time professor in mathematics at Narvik University College and Uppsala University. He has been supervisor of 32 PhD exams (three of them in mathematics education) and he has been president of the Swedish Mathematical Society. He is editor-in-chief of Journal of Function Spaces and Applications and a member of the editorial boards of 9 international scientific journals in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and engineering.

ANNA SIERPINSKA
Anna Sierpinska is professor of mathematics and mathematics education in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Concordia University in Montreal. Her research is related to epistemological, cognitive, affective and institutional aspects of mathematics learning. In the years 1990–1998, she was a member and then a vice-president of the Executive Committee of ICMI, and in 2001–2005 she served as the editor-in-chief of Educational Studies in Mathematics.