id: 05609023
dt: j
an: 2009e.00057
au: Muller, Eric; Buteau, Chantal; Klincsi, Mihály; Perjési-Hámori, Ildikó;
Sárvári, Csaba
ti: Systemic integration of evolving technologies in undergraduate mathematics
education and its impact on student retention.
so: Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol. 40, No. 1, 139-155 (2009).
py: 2009
pu: Taylor \& Francis, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
la: EN
cc: B40 D45 D35 R25
ut: systemic technology integration; university mathematics; student retention;
computer algebra system; tertiary education; higher education;
university teaching; Hungary; Canada
ci:
li: doi:10.1080/00207390802561602
ab: Summary: We outline the systemic integration and use of evolving
technologies by two mathematics departments, the one in a Faculty of
Engineering (in Hungary), the other in a Faculty of Mathematics and
Science (in Canada). Clearly these two departments play very different
roles in their institutions. In one case, the students are at the
university to study engineering and the mathematics department plays a
specific service role. In the other case, the department has a more
general role and it must sustain its programmes for mathematics majors
and also seek out its service role for other departments in the
university. In this article our aim is two-fold. First, we describe how
these departments have undertaken and implemented the integration of
technology in their programmes. Second, we reflect on how the systemic
use of technology may impact recruitment, entrance and retention.
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