Maplesoft’s vision to help educators thrive includes the use of technology to create engaging interactive classrooms, and to improve student comprehension. Maple T.A is ideally suited to bring on this change through its online assessment capabilities.
Waterloo, Canada (PRWEB) October 14, 2014
Maplesoft will host users and experts from around the world at its international Maple T.A. User Summit from October 22 to 24, 2014. Attendees will gather in Amsterdam to hear from long-time users of its testing and assessment tool, Maple T.A., learn about the latest features in the product, and receive comprehensive training from product developers. The event will serve as a unique backdrop to discussions on evolving trends in e-learning and the future of online testing and assessment.
Jim Cooper, President and CEO of Maplesoft, will outline the company’s vision for the use of technology in education, with particular focus on Science, Engineering and other math based technical courses.User presentations from diverse regions such as Canada, Australia, UK, Germany, Netherlands and Austria will illustrate how leading universities around the world have taken advantage of the Maple T.A. technology to improve teaching, enhance student learning and enrich classroom experiences. There will also be a panel discussion on the use of technology to instill a love for math in high school students.
In addition, attendees will have many opportunities to meet fellow users and network with each other during the summit and at social gatherings. The summit will conclude with half a day of training in Maple T.A. for new and advanced users.
“Technology is changing what and how we teach; instant access to online tools and information is arguably triggering the biggest paradigm shift in mathematics education since the calculator,” said Jim Cooper. “Maplesoft’s vision to help educators thrive in this new world includes the use of technology to create engaging interactive classrooms, and to improve student comprehension. Maple T.A is ideally suited to bring on this change through its online assessment capabilities and “anytime anywhere” mantra. We look forward to the gathering of users who have adopted this technology, and listening to their vision for their classrooms.”
The complete agenda, registration form and additional event details on the Maple T.A. User Summit can be found here: https://webstore.maplesoft.com/taconference/.
Maplesoft™, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd. in Japan, has over 25 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.
Maplesoft’s core technology is the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine, which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A.™, a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.
Maplesoft also introduced a fundamental shift in technical education through its Clickable Math™ and Clickable Engineering™ initiatives. The idea behind this shift is to create technology that will allow students and teachers to focus on the concepts, not the tool. These initiatives deliver powerful mathematics through visual, interactive point-and-click methods in Maple, while the intuitive physical modeling environment of MapleSim helps teachers to quickly demonstrate the connection between modeling concepts and the underlying mathematical theory.
Over 90% of advanced research institutions and universities worldwide, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy, have adopted Maplesoft solutions to enhance their education and research activities. In industry Maplesoft’s customers include Ford, Toyota, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Motorola, and DreamWorks, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, consumer products, and entertainment.
Visit http://www.maplesoft.com to learn more.
About Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd.
CYBERNET SYSTEMS in Japan provides world-class solutions and services in the CAE and IT areas. For more information, visit http://www.cybernet.co.jp/english/