Investigating Student Engagement in an Online Mathematics Course
Teresa Petty, Abiola Farinde, UNC Charlotte, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The Windows into Teaching and Learning (WiTL) project is a method developed by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte that allows the facilitation of online clinical experiences for graduate interns during their content area methods course. WiTL was developed to address difficulties in securing meaningful clinical placements for interns during online summer coursework. WiTL encompasses both an asynchronous and a synchronous component. The purpose of WiTL is to engage interns with practicing classroom teachers through dialogue while considering various teaching methodologies and observing these methodologies in practice. Authors describe the WiTL process, its implementation in an online mathematics methods course, and ways in which the process has encouraged various levels of student engagement in this online mathematics methods course.
Petty, T. & Farinde, A. (2013). Investigating Student Engagement in an Online Mathematics Course. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 935-938). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).