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The Esteem Project: Collaborative Teaching And Learning At The Faculty Of Engineering, University Of Santo Tomas, Manila

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

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June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



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Tricks of the Trade Outside of Class

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8.1135.1 - 8.1135.7

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Clarita Guevara

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Session Number: 1475

The ESTEeM Project: Collaborative Learning and Teaching of Engineering Mathematics at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Cristino A. Carbonell, Clarita R. Guevara, Fe P. Tabamo Faculty of Engineering, University of Santo Tomas

I Introduction

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has largely changed the learning environment in today’s world. There are now several options presented in the learning environment on how easily and more excitingly knowledge can be acquired. Learning institutions worldwide have recognized the tremendous influence the new technology has over its clients – the teachers and the students. It is for this reason that learning institutions unceasingly introduce innovations in the course curricula.

The breakthroughs in ICT have changed the learning scenario. Its impact on education, and on society as a whole, cannot be ignored1.

• ICT is an agent of change. It has dramatically transformed our daily life and work. There are new professions, new economic frameworks, and new educational programs – continuing studies or lifelong learning and multimedia. • ICT means an e-literate society. A new society emerges. It is a society where everybody should know, acquire skills and perform activities required of the technology. • ICT requires e-learning. Educators, teachers, trainers and their students are expected to use ICT in more imaginative and creative ways. Authoring systems, intelligent tutor agents and collaborative environments are just some of the novel means by which the full potential of ICT may be explored. • ICT provides paradigms shift in education. The integration of ICT in education has allowed the transformation of the educator from being a lecturer and provider of information to being a guide, an adviser and a motivator.

The Engineering Sciences Department of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, has seen the opportunity of integrating ICT in the delivery of some of its Mathematics courses. The utilization of different software like Macromedia’s Flash and Adobe Photoshop in courses like College Physics or Differential Calculus will definitely enhance the presentation of various concepts. Learning materials will be highly visual and more interesting especially when animated diagrams are presented. The introduction of external links will allow for a wider perspective of the concepts learned. The World Wide Web will provide the learner with a voluminous source of information making him more informed and updated with new developments and discoveries. Learning will never be the same again.

Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exhibition©2003, American Society for Engineering Education

CARBONELL, C., & TABAMO, F., & Guevara, C. (2003, June), The Esteem Project: Collaborative Teaching And Learning At The Faculty Of Engineering, University Of Santo Tomas, Manila Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

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