Face-to-face and virtual mathematics enrichment for rural schools: intersection of teachers, students, technology and pedagogy

Galligan, Linda and Addie, Ron and Axelsen, Taryn and Stern, Linda (2017) Face-to-face and virtual mathematics enrichment for rural schools: intersection of teachers, students, technology and pedagogy. In: 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: Me, Us, IT! (ASCILITE 2017), 4-6 Dec 2017, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

In this paper the authors report on the University of Southern Queensland’s (USQ) Mathematics Rural and Regional Communities (MRRC) project. This project is an extension to the Mathematics Enrichment Program (MEP), which has been running since 2007. Since the MEP’s inception, more than 500 students, 29 schools, 15 pre-service teachers (who are involved to gain practical teaching experience) and many volunteer university lecturers and other mathematics and education professionals have been involved. The MRRC project builds on USQ’s MEP to offer content in an online or virtual format. Through an interactive virtual environment, the MRRC project connects regional high schools to USQ’s two campuses to build the capacity of the teachers and students involved. The authors describe the overall aim and structure of the MRRC program, preliminary evaluations of the program, analysis of the virtual space and future plans for the program.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This work is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2018 04:32
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 03:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: mathematics enrichment, virtual learning, mathematics education, secondary mathematics
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33639

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