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ERIC Number: EJ823041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Expanding Classroom Discussion with an Online Medium
Slavit, David
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v10 n3 p407-422 2002
This article outlines the use of the online "SpeakEasy" communication package in two sections of a mathematics methods course in an elementary education teacher certification program. The instructional uses of "SpeakEasy" are described, with specific attention to the manner in which it was woven into the fabric of the course and made central to the instructional format. Specific data were collected to determine the various effects of extending classroom discussion into the virtual realm in this context. These included the promotion of reflection on the teaching of mathematics and increased "vocality" of students who provided little or no input in the actual classroom. The students also possessed positive attitudes to the use of "SpeakEasy" in the course. Recommendations for instruction and instructional design are provided. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A