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ERIC Number: EJ828851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Systemic Integration of Evolving Technologies in Undergraduate Mathematics Education and Its Impact on Student Retention
Muller, Eric; Buteau, Chantal; Klincsik, Mihaly; Perjesi-Hamori, Ildiko; Sarvari, Csaba
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v40 n1 p139-155 Jan 2009
We outline the systemic integration and use of evolving technologies by two mathematics departments, the one in a Faculty of Engineering (in Hungary), the other in a Faculty of Mathematics and Science (in Canada). Clearly these two departments play very different roles in their institutions. In one case, the students are at the university to study engineering and the mathematics department plays a specific service role. In the other case, the department has a more general role and it must sustain its programmes for mathematics majors and also seek out its service role for other departments in the university. In this article our aim is two-fold. First, we describe how these departments have undertaken and implemented the integration of technology in their programmes. Second, we reflect on how the systemic use of technology may impact recruitment, entrance and retention. (Contains 6 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Hungary