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Using Web Technologies to Teach Mathematics
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, University of Helsinki and Florida State University, Finland ; , University of Helsinki, Finland ; , Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The technical barriers hindering the development of on-line learning in the sciences have disappeared in 2005. It is now possible and practical to teach on-line via videoconferencing supported by systems like Festoon. Students are ready to embrace synchronous and asynchronous on-line learning at the university level. Instructors are still largely either against teaching on-line or, at best, hesitant about the effectiveness of on-line learning. This paper reports on the recent experiments at the University of Helsinki and at Florida State University. We also discuss the enhancements that the WebALT Project will bring to on-line learning. The experiences gathered at the University of Helsinki and at Florida State University show that on-line instruction is a real alternative to traditional instruction, a way to improve learning and a way to reduce costs.

Citation

Seppala, M., Caprotti, O. & Xambo, S. (2006). Using Web Technologies to Teach Mathematics. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2679-2684). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 22, 2019 from .

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