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Today, there is a gap between the effectiveness of learning online and learning in person. Online educational videos such as ones found on Youtube mimic more of a lecture style

Today, there is a gap between the effectiveness of learning online and learning in person. Online educational videos such as ones found on Youtube mimic more of a lecture style of learning, which is easy ignore without a teacher nearby to engage the viewer. Furthermore, there is a lack of educational videos on the topic of Euclid’s Elements geometry proofs. This project remedies both accounts by offering a new approach on interactive online learning videos and exercises for the topic of Euclid’s Elements Book One, Propositions One and Two. This is accomplished by combining interactive videos, exercises, questions, and sketchpads into one online worksheet. The interactive videos are made using traditional methods of audio and visual elements, with an emphasis on having more dynamic visuals to engage with the viewer. The exercises are made using a program called Geogebra, and consist in having a question to solve, and diagram the use can manipulate to help solve the question. The questions consist in ensuring the viewer understands the material, as well as potential questions to gauge general understanding before and after using the worksheet. The sketchpads consist in stating the proposition being proved, and giving the user all the tools they need to construct or prove the Euclidean proposition in the online interactive environment offered by Geogebra. All of these components are then ordered into the worksheet to make an interactive online learning experience for the viewer. This way the viewer may both watch and actively use the material being presented to promote learning through engagement in a teacher-less environment.

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  • 2019-12

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