id: 06575095
dt: j
an: 2016c.01008
au: Levi, Inessa; Chahine, Iman; Garrett, Lauretta; Wang, Haifeng
ti: Technology, active learning, and retention in general education
mathematics.
so: J. Comput. Math. Sci. Teach. 35, No. 1, 81-105 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE),
Waynesville, NC
la: EN
cc: U55 U75 D35
ut: educational media; educational technology; information technology;
technology-supported learning environments; research; university
teaching; courses; mathematical model building; course management
software; tutorial software; homework; tutorial and class management
systems; educational software; mathematical software; e-book;
worksheets; student-student interaction; communication; experience
reports; achievement measurement; patterns of usage; student attitudes;
active learning
ci:
li:
ab: Summary: Difficulties in general education mathematics courses may be
attributed to many factors, primarily low proficiency in symbol
manipulation, a perception that mathematics is an area which eludes
mastery, a lack of engagement and effective practice. Educational
technology can be a powerful aid in overcoming these factors. This work
describes the implementation of an active learning model for a general
education mathematics course supported by several types of technology.
A tutorial and homework support system was used to promote active
engagement in and out of the classroom, while spreadsheet software was
used to address meaningful applications and overcome symbol
manipulations issues. Class outcomes are discussed in terms of increase
of productive grades as well as enhanced student attitudes towards
mathematics.
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