E-LEARINIG MAPLE FOR MATHEMATICIANS AND FOR MATHEMATICAL DISCIPLINES IN ECONOMIC STUDY PROGRAMMES
AbstractThe current global social trends and quick development of information and communication technology determines and provokes its application in economy and in research environments. The lack of people with university education in the Czech Republic, when compared with other EU countries calls for innovation step to be taken, in terms of content and form of education offered to students. The correct selection of software as a support tool in the education process in business school such as in mathematics course can be a deciding factor even for cultivation habits of managers in their responsibilities, creative decision making process, managing their firms and how they react to changes in the business environment. The computer system Maple product from Canadian company Maplesoft that was developed thirty years ago, still offers a sound basis for the improving, and developing its use in communication, documentary, and service in education process. Also in many science disciplines, especially in those disciplines which require the application of quantitative methods, but also in commercial sectors. Thus, it seems the system is a good support tool, not only during its application in non-traditional methods of teaching (e.g. e-learning), but especially as an outstanding support tool in application of mathematics in economic studies and a perspective of building good professional habits for the future.
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