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Author Hurford, A. ♦ Hamilton, E.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2008
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Collaborative software ♦ Mathematics ♦ Microcomputers ♦ Sampling methods ♦ Personal digital assistants ♦ Feedback loop ♦ Collaboration ♦ Collaborative work ♦ Computer interfaces ♦ Space technology ♦ tablet computer ♦ collaboration ♦ engagement ♦ flow ♦ PDA
Abstract This research centers on an intervention designed to elevate the depth of learner engagement in mathematics classrooms in order to enhance studentspsila mathematical growth. The design blends tablet personal computers with collaborative workspaces and reports on the implementation of personal digital assistants for carrying out an experience sampling research method designed to measure student engagement. We report recent research developments in which engagement sampling is carried out electronically, employing an experience sampling research method first developed in the late 1970s. In our study, engagement sampling is carried out electronically in calculus classrooms that covered subject matter prerequisite for most engineering coursework. Results show statistically significant increases in learner engagement related to the implementation of tablet computer technologies and collaborative software and these quantitative results are supported by classroom observations, interviews, and an on-line student survey. The paper closes with observations on how to increase student engagement and promote learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classrooms.
ISBN 9781424419692
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-10-22
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 364.59 kB


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library