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Chalmers University of Technology adopts Maple T.A. campus-wide for 15,000 students and staff
May 21, 2013
Since 2008, The Department of Mathematical Sciences, a joint department between Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, has been using Maple T.A. to deliver, administer and grade mathematics courses. What started as a tool to deploy online summer courses turned into a technology to teach and grade parts of several mathematics courses year round. The benefit of using Maple T.A. was so evident that the university recently adopted Maple T.A for all 15,000 of its students and staff.
MapleSim Used to Create Tire-Soil Interaction Models for Planetary Rovers
February 7, 2013
At the University of Waterloo, Willem Petersen, a researcher in the Motion Research Group, is working with John McPhee, Professor of Systems Design Engineering, and the CSA, to develop a high-fidelity planetary rover wheel model to understand the interaction between rover locomotion and soft terrain. Because loss of traction during exploration could cause the rover to become stranded, jeopardizing the success of a mission, understanding the wheel-soil interaction is absolutely essential to design an efficient and effective planetary rover.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Uses Maple to Improve Learning for Two Thousand Students
January 10, 2013
Dr. Joshua Holden, Mathematics Professor at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is a proponent of what he calls the "rule of four" in teaching mathematics. He believes that math concepts should be expressed not only in formulas, but in words, pictures and tables. He considers Maple™, the technical computing software from Maplesoft, a powerful tool in his efforts to help students better visualize mathematics.
Five Year Study on Effective Use of Technology in the Classroom Leads to Better Classroom Experience
January 10, 2013
For the last five years, the University of Guelph and Maplesoft have been partners in a unique initiative to develop innovative and efficient ways of using technology in mathematics and science education. The two organizations have been working together to investigate methods to provide students with a more compelling and effective academic experience, while making instruction delivery more efficient and student-focused.
Engineering Professor uses MapleSim to introduce more exploratory methods of teaching
December 4, 2012
Dr. James Andrew Smith, Electrical and Biomedical engineering professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, is very excited about experimental changes he made to his teaching approach in class. He introduced tools and methods that help students generate knowledge through interaction, explore the subject better and create a more in-depth understanding of the subject.
Use of Maple T.A. at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences increases student pass rate by 20 percent
November 22, 2012
Driven by low pass rates in mathematic courses, Hogeschool Van Amsterdam (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) decided to change their approach to teaching and learning mathematics. Online learning and digital testing was one key pillar of this approach, and Maple T.A. was the primary tool they chose to implement this change. They saw immediate results with student pass rates in affected courses going up by about 20% within a span of one year.
Educational Authority of Eastern France Adopts MapleSim for use in all technical schools
October 19, 2012
As part of a process to reform STI2D educational streams (Sciences and Technology of Industry and Sustainable Development), technical high schools in France are now required to use design and development software tools. Most schools from the Académie de Nancy-Metz1, a school board in Eastern France, have chosen MapleSim, the high-performance physical modeling and simulation tool from Maplesoft.
Use of Maple T.A. at the University of Guelph reduces drop-out rates by more than 10%
September 11, 2012
The University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada is a long-standing user of Maplesoft products such as Maple, a technical computing and documentation tool, and Maple T.A., an online testing and assessment solution. Recently, faculty and staff at the University of Guelph embarked upon an experiment to statistically determine the impact on students of using Maple T.A.
Maplesoft technology used to revolutionize learning at Delft University of Technology in Netherlands
September 11, 2012
TU Delft University in the Netherlands is taking leadership in transforming learning through the use of technology. Its ambition is to eventually offer fully digitalized degree programs and it believes that digital testing and assessment can play an important role within this process. It turned to Maplesoft’s online testing and assessment suite, Maple T.A., to be a partner in this journey of transformation.
Maple Helps Teach Calculus to 11-Year Old Students
August 14, 2012
For years, educators have been debating that use of technology in the classroom could radically change not just how we teach our children, but what we teach them, and when. The University of Tasmania in Australia set out to prove it. Because of their commitment to embracing the Digital Education Revolution, and to showcasing how big a transformation the use of computers can make in students’ learning, the University decided to take on the challenge of teaching integral calculus to 11-year-olds.
University of Canterbury uses Maple T.A. to deliver innovative math courses online
May 14, 2012
Being innovators paid off in a time of real need for the University of Canterbury, based in Christchurch, New Zealand. The University was one of the first institutions in New Zealand to adopt and utilize Maple T.A. to deliver their mathematics based course material, and was quick to realize that they could use the software to avoid any disruption to their classes following a sizeable earthquake in Christchurch on February 22, 2011.
Maplesoft Software Used in Advanced Engineering Research
September 14, 2011
In engineering research, detail is vital. Researchers must not only develop models quickly, but they also require in-depth analytical tools to help them understand on a fundamental level the intricacies of their models. Fortunately, tools like MapleSim and Maple, from Maplesoft, are available to researchers to aid in their model development and analysis. With MapleSim, researchers can quickly develop their models and can gain insight into their systems’ behaviours. Researchers at many academic institutions have adopted MapleSim, advanced physical modeling software from Maplesoft, as a key tool in their engineering research activities. Dr. Khajepour, Dr. Venkat Krovi, and Dr. John McPhee, are making significant strides in their engineering research with the help of Maplesoft technology.
MapleSim Revitalizes the Freshman Engineering Design Course at McMaster University
September 9, 2011
The freshman design engineering course, or "cornerstone" course, is a critical component of the curriculum at most institutions. It introduces students to the fundamental techniques of design and the various tools of engineering. The modern incarnation of this course integrates general design and analysis concepts and the application of computing tools such as CAD. In a general sense, it is intended to answer the question "What do engineers actually do?" for a young student.
Smart teaching at Forest Hill gets more from students
May 15, 2011
The use of Maple T.A., the assessment and grading software from Maplesoft, by a comprehensive school in the UK has brought a host of benefits to students,teachers and the school. Maple T.A. is an easy-to-use web-based system for creating tests and assignments.
University of Waterloo Improves Learning while Saving Money with Maple T.A.
March 9, 2011
The University of Waterloo faced an all-too-familiar problem: increasing enrollment and decreasing budgets. The University of Waterloo chose Maple T.A . to automate the assessment tasks for many of their mathematics-based courses. Today, Maple T.A. is used to deliver tests and assignments to approximately 9000 students/year, spread over more than 40 courses. Students in the mathematics, engineering, and science faculties use Maple T.A. every day.“Maple T.A. has made a huge difference to us, on many levels,” says Carrie Howells, Instructional Support Coordinator for the Mathematics Faculty Computing Facility. "After moving to Maple T.A., we've found that we can save approximately $100,000 per year on our grading budget, which we can use to support activities and programs we couldn't otherwise offer."
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