A Virtual Environment to Support Classroom Face-to-Face Teaching of Engineering Courses

Ana Paula Ladeira, Juliana Capanema Ferreira Mendonca, Osmar Ventura Gomes, Celso Peixoto Garcia, Bráulio Roberto Gonçalves Marinho Couto

Abstract

The objective of our study is to answer three questions: a) How to build a low cost online teaching tool to support face-to-face classrooms of introductory engineering disciplines? b) What is the effectiveness of the use of virtual environment in promoting learning? c) Does the number of accesses by the students onto the virtual environment increases their grades and reduces their failure in introductory engineering disciplines? The online teaching tool was developed in Moodle environment, being composed by three components for each discipline: a) video lectures, b) video lessons explaining how to solve proposed exercises, c) a list of unsolved exercises. To evaluate the effectiveness of the virtual environment we collected data during Jan- Dec/2016, amongst engineer students. The main predictor variable, the number of access to the online support tool, was firstly evaluated in univariate analysis. Multiple linear regression was used to assess how the outcome of “final grade” were influenced by all predictors variables together, in a multivariate way. The number of accesses by the students onto the virtual environment increases their grades and reduces their failure in introductory engineering disciplines, especially for General Chemistry, Differential Calculus, Physics Electricity and Algorithms.

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Ladeira A., Capanema Ferreira Mendonca J., Ventura Gomes O., Peixoto Garcia C. and Roberto Gonçalves Marinho Couto B. (2017). A Virtual Environment to Support Classroom Face-to-Face Teaching of Engineering Courses . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-239-4, pages 499-504. DOI: 10.5220/0006358904990504


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@conference{csedu17,
author={Ana Paula Ladeira and Juliana Capanema Ferreira Mendonca and Osmar Ventura Gomes and Celso Peixoto Garcia and Bráulio Roberto Gonçalves Marinho Couto},
title={A Virtual Environment to Support Classroom Face-to-Face Teaching of Engineering Courses},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2017},
pages={499-504},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006358904990504},
isbn={978-989-758-239-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - A Virtual Environment to Support Classroom Face-to-Face Teaching of Engineering Courses
SN - 978-989-758-239-4
AU - Ladeira A.
AU - Capanema Ferreira Mendonca J.
AU - Ventura Gomes O.
AU - Peixoto Garcia C.
AU - Roberto Gonçalves Marinho Couto B.
PY - 2017
SP - 499
EP - 504
DO - 10.5220/0006358904990504