The purpose of the present investigation is the design and implementation of an on line Numerical Methods course for the college level (undergraduate), to students from different areas of engineering.
The investigation sets out to prove that the course will give good results in achievement, considering the fundamental theoretical aspects of online learning.
Well as classroom courses the main element is the interaction, so too, the treaty course the key element here is the interaction, in its different types: student – teacher, student – content, student – student, teacher-content, etc.
Overall, this proposal is based on the theory and practice of online learning .
The implementation of the educational experience will be held at the Faculty of Higher Studies Cuautitlan (FESC by the letters in Spanish of: Facultad de Estudios Superiores Cuautitlán) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM by the letters in Spanish of: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), with students of university degrees in Industrial Engineering, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Technology; university courses where the subject of numerical methods, which is being considered here, is studied.
It is noteworthy that the FESC currently there is no curriculum online course, that’s why we are proposing an on line course, which can be used to support classroom courses (Face to face) or as a course that conducted online only.
It is also important to note that this investigation is a proposal that has been started and is currently in development and expected that the benefits and disadvantages can be registered.
Another aspect highlighted is the fact that possibly exist thousands of courses numerical methods, then the justification for this work will be done on the basis that each course will be designed according to the beliefs and needs of the population which is directed in this case refers to a Mexican rural context, corresponding to the city of Cuautitlán Izcalli in the State of México.