The VISIR+ Project – Helping Contextualize Math in an Engineering Course

Publication TypeConference Paper
Año de publicación2017
AuthorsLima, N, Viegas, C, Zannin, M, Marques, MA, Alves, GR, Felgueiras, MC, Costa, R, Fidalgo, A, Silva, J, Pozzo, MIsabel, Dobbolleta, E, García-Peñalvo, FJ, Gustavsson, I
Nombre de la Conferencia2017 4th Experiment@ International Conference ('17)
Fecha de publicación06/2017

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 conceptsand 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.