ERIC Number: EJ828512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Promoting Mathematical Communication and Community via Blackboard
Johnson, Erica L.; Green, Kris H.
PRIMUS, v17 n4 p325-337 Oct 2007
Major changes in mathematics pedagogy include writing as pedagogy and the role of community in learning. The classroom community is naturally extended by the use of online discussion boards. In this article several models for student use of online discussion boards that have been successfully used to promote mathematical discourse are presented. Structured and unstructured examples that are easily adaptable and transportable to a variety of mathematics classroom settings are offered. These assignments facilitate student engagement and interaction outside of the classroom. Assessment, utility, and transferability are offered. Although the authors use the discussion boards provided by Blackboard, this particular software package is not necessary.
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Student Participation, Interaction, Computer Software, Mathematics Instruction, Online Courses, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Study, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Role
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