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New Online STEM Courseware Environment, Möbius, Now Widely Available

Möbius provides an online learning experience that keeps students actively engaged and provides constant feedback that solidifies understanding.

Möbius offers a hands-on learning environment that supports the needs of STEM education and even extends far beyond what can be done in a classroom.

Maplesoft™ today announced the public release of Möbius, the online courseware environment that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. After months of extensive pilot testing at select leading academic institutions around the world, Möbius is now available to all institutions for their online learning needs. Customers will also soon have the option of adopting Möbius-based course materials developed by the University of Waterloo, a leading institution in STEM education.     

With Möbius, instructors and educational institutions can provide an online learning experience that keeps students actively engaged with the material and provides them with constant feedback that solidifies their understanding. Throughout the entire lesson, Möbius enables students to explore important concepts using engaging, interactive applications, visualize problems and solutions, and test their understanding by answering questions that are graded instantly.

During its pilot phase, Möbius was used successfully by multiple institutions around the world, for a variety of projects, such as preparing students in advance for their first year mathematics and engineering courses, and for the development of complete online courses. Over one hundred thousand students have already used Möbius, and the experiences of these students and their instructors has fed back into the development process, resulting in this public release.

“Möbius is an online courseware environment where students can learn quickly,” says Dr. Tim Jackson, University of Birmingham. “We are happy with the way students are able to discover basic subject concepts and develop a deeper understanding of the material.”

“Unlike other online education tools, Möbius supports math content very strongly,” says Dr. Kelly Foyle of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. “It allows me to expand on the mathematics topics we cover, and deliver them in a wider variety of question types. This provides the students with a much more interactive and dynamic experience, making it easier and fun to learn new concepts.”

Course materials developed by the University of Waterloo will soon be available optionally through the Möbius platform, with a growing range of courses from the late high school level to the graduate level. “The University of Waterloo has always been passionate about STEM education,” says Stephen…

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