id: 02364046
dt: j
an: 2005c.01055
au: Engelbrecht, Johann; Harding, Ansie
ti: Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics on the Internet. Pt. 1: Technologies and
Taxonomy.
so: Educ. Stud. Math. 58, No. 2, 235-252 (2005).
py: 2005
pu: Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
la: EN
cc: D45 U55 R25 R55
ut: teaching; undergraduate mathematics; web-based mathematics; internet;
e-learning
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/s10649-005-6456-3
ab: The world wide web is becoming wider at an increasing rate. It is virtually
impossible to take any kind of accurate snapshot of the state of its
development. Undergraduate mathematics courses presented on the
internet are relative newcomers to the race but nevertheless seem to be
increasing in numbers also at a phenomenal rate. Internet education in
mathematics is developing as a new mode of teaching with its own
characteristics and possibilities, different from any traditional way
of teaching. Research on this new mode of teaching is sparse and open
research questions are temptingly plentiful. In a study presented in
two parts, we try to capture the world of internet teaching of
undergraduate mathematics with its myriad of possibilities. In this,
the first part, we briefly list some of the technologies involved and
we attempt to create some order in the huge number of activities that
are available on the web. We give an overview of the scope of
mathematics courses presented via the internet and attempt a graphical
classification of the different types of web courses. In the second
part we discuss characteristics and implications of this mode of
teaching/learning mathematics, list possible research issues and
envisage possible future trends.
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