ERIC Number: ED480984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Use of the Internet in Teaching Mathematics (Group A).
Edwards, Peter; Harley, Peter; Hermans, Dirk; Parkhurst, Steve; Poutney, Dave
There are millions of web pages available on the World Wide Web. Using the word "math" or "maths" in one of the many search engines such as Alta Vista brings forth details of many thousands of mathematics web pages. All around the world, mathematicians are more than willing to share their knowledge with others. However, this can present more problems than it solves. For example, what is available? Who checks the veracity of material published on the web? Who decides on its worth? Is the material copyrighted? Is one likely to be swamped by the sheer volume of what is available? Can the web be used to deliver courses in place of the standard chalk-and-talk delivery? Will this lead to a standardization in content and delivery? The emphasis of this paper is on the likely impact of such material on teaching, learning, and assessment and the issues resulting from such impact. (Author/MVL)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Higher Education, Internet, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, World Wide Web
Web site: http://www.umtc.ac.uk.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Undergraduate Mathematics Teaching Conference (Sheffield, England, September 4-7, 2000).