HEROS in mathematics - a new way of learning

  • Rootzén, Helle (Project Manager)
  • Sendrup, Linda (Project Participant)
  • Schmidt, Karsten (Project Participant)

    Project Details


    Statistical/mathematical e-learning: HEROS
    I have developed and implemented a new approach to e-learning called HEROS (Higher Education Re-usable Objects in Statistics): a non-linear learning object based learning system. It lets students design their own individual research based course in statistics and mathematics in a way which fits their individual levels and learning styles. I have lead a DKK 3 million project funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to develop a continuing education course in statistics for industry and a university course in mathematics (e*math) – both based on the ideas in HEROS. One result is the current introductory course in mathematics at the Technical University of Denmark. The course is taken by around 800 students each year and is receiving very good student evaluations. The course is also adopted by Roskilde University and the University of the Faroe Islands, and has also been asked for by other universities, but as a bachelor course at DTU it is in Danish.
    Effective start/end date01/09/200831/08/2010