A free application engineering economics developed in C++ to improve the teaching process in distance learning
Keywords:distance learning, pedagogical practice, engineering economics, C programming.
The present work was developed in a high education institution of Brazil. Because to the difficulty of many students of the superior technology in Indus-trial Production Management in the study of the discipline of Computer Science where the main objective is to learn computer programming, we chose to work together with the discipline of Engineering Economics to motivate and help in understanding concepts related to the C++ language as well as to promote improvements in the programming steps. Each team of 4 or 5 students developed an application that has the main tools of Engineering Economics and, for social purposes, these students provided free share the respective applications and posted the link in social networks. It was observed that there was a 44.83% improvement in the performance of the students in the course evaluations after their participation in the project. It was also possible to observe the good acceptance on the part of the users regarding the applications developed and shared free.