Digital Resources as a Way to Increase the Motivation of Economic Specialties Students in Studies of Mathematics
Keywords:Digital Resources, Electronic Multimedia Publication, Remote Learning, Individual Educational Environment, External and Internal Motivation
The purpose of the work is to analyze the technical, methodical and psychological aspects of digitalization in education and, in particular, the methods of ensuring the effectiveness of independent work of students in the conditions of e-learning. The main attention is paid to the problem of the influence of interactive educational technologies on the formation of external and internal motivation of students of economic specialties to study mathematical disciplines.
Methodology. In the conditions of e-learning continuous monitoring of the success of students in mastering mathematical methods and their application to solve economic problems was carried out. The success of each student in performing each type of work separately, as well as his overall rating among other students in the group, were determined. These results were supplemented by the results of the students' questionnaire regarding their own attitude towards interactive technologies as a tool aimed at forming motivation for learning.
Results. The virtual environment for e-learning was built using Moodle LMS and contained learning digital resources of various levels of interactivity, including electronic multimedia publications. This helped to fully meet the needs of the distance educational process. To form the student's external motivation, the authors used an electronic journal in which the types of current tasks, points for their completion, the student's rating for each type of tasks, as well as for all types of tasks in general, are defined. To support internal motivation, interactive learning elements were developed and implemented. The effectiveness of the use of digital resources was confirmed during the monitoring of students' success and by the results of the survey of the participants of the experiment.
Conclusions. A significant advantage of the use of interactive components in the educational process should be considered the creation of conditions for a better understanding of theoretical material and using mathematical apparatus for solving real economic problems. The use of multi-level digital resources gives the student the opportunity to build an individual educational environment that increases internal motivation to study.
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