Balancing the use of technology and traditional approaches in teaching mathematics within business courses

Nooriafshar, Mehryar (2009) Balancing the use of technology and traditional approaches in teaching mathematics within business courses. In: 10th International Conference of the Mathematics Education into the 21st Century Project: Models in Developing Mathematics Education, 11-17 Sep 2009, Dresden, Germany.


Technologies associated with modern computing are being commonly used in education. Over the past few years, the usage has increased considerably. This increase is also attributed to the availability of more improved technology products and services at much lower costs.
As a result, many successful educational multimedia products have been developed which have made significant contributions to learning and teaching mathematics at various levels. However, it is not always clear what exactly the position of technology in education is. In other words, to what extent does the technology-aided means of learning enhance learning and add value to the conventional materials? How are they supposed to supersede or excel the learning effectiveness of traditional methods of teaching?

This paper explores the ways of combining the latest technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR) environments with traditional approaches and concepts in creating a balanced and more effective learning and teaching conditions. It also demonstrates how the creation of a situation where ‘one cannot see the wood for the trees’ can be avoided by striking the right balance.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 06:50
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: technology: quantitative: teaching
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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