Applications (Ideas) in Linear Algebra with Digital Image Processing. Can we Do, Teach, Motivate and Evaluate?
C. M. R. Caridade 1 *
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1 Department of Mathematics and Physics, Polytechnic of Coimbra-Institute of Engineering, Coimbra, PORTUGAL
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The application of new methodologies in higher education brings with it questions such as: “Can we do it?”, “Can we teach?”, “Can we motivate students?”, “Can we evaluate?”. During the last 8 years, in the Linear Algebra course of the Mechanical and Electromechanical Engineering of the Polytechnic of Coimbra-Institute of Engineering, it has been trying to answer these questions. The teaching methodology presented consists in the approach of Linear Algebra contents, using digital Image Processing applications. This new environment is intended to encourage students to learn the concepts and their manipulation in a productive and dynamic way. From the analysis of the studies and the student’s opinions (students’ adherence and motivation, questionnaires), it has been found that the use of this new teaching methodology helps the ‘learning to learn’ as long as it is well defined, with clear objectives for those who implements (teacher) and who interacts (students) with it.


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Article Type: Research Article

J INFORM SYSTEMS ENG, 2019 - Volume 4 Issue 4, Article No: em0103

Publication date: 07 Dec 2019

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