Conceptualising, implementing and evaluating the use of digital technologies to enhance mathematical understanding: reflections on an innovation–development cycle

Galligan, Linda and McDonald, Christine and Hobohm, Carola and Loch, Birgit and Taylor, Janet (2015) Conceptualising, implementing and evaluating the use of digital technologies to enhance mathematical understanding: reflections on an innovation–development cycle. In: Educational developments, practices and effectiveness: global perspectives and contexts. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., pp. 137-160. ISBN 9781137469939

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:
This chapter first outlines the challenges related to reaching in quantitative disciplines (for example, mathematics, statistics, engineering, science and economics) in on-campus and online environments. It is followed by an analysis of the contribution that our
decade of published and unpublished research has made to resolving these challenges. In so doing, we highlight a phased cycle of innovation (that is, conceptualising, implementing, evaluating and reconceptualising), and report the impact of the work on learning and teaching across different environments. Finally, the chapter provides an overview of developments that have worked and that are still successfully used, and others that did not proceed beyond trial status. Unsuccessful trials are rarely reported, but we make an exception here, as they are an integral part of this innovation cycle.


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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 04:46
Last Modified: 29 May 2017 00:49
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1057/9781137469939
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27526

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