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ERIC Number: EJ895995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1556-3847
Advanced Mathematics Online: Assessing Particularities in the Online Delivery of a Second Linear Algebra Course
Montiel, Mariana; Bhatti, Uzma
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v13 n2 Sum 2010
This article presents an overview of some issues that were confronted when delivering an online second Linear Algebra course (assuming a previous Introductory Linear Algebra course) to graduate students enrolled in a Secondary Mathematics Education program. The focus is on performance in one particular aspect of the course: "change of basis" and the "matrix representation of linear transformations with respect to different bases in Euclidean space." A comparison is made with the performance of on-campus students. The methodology is qualitative, and situated within the onto-semiotic approach (Godino & Font, 2007). Language parameters are looked at, and the forum communication through written mathematics (both symbolic and mathematical English) amongst the online students is compared with in-class communication, where spoken mathematics and gestures play a larger role. It is emphasized that this article is exploratory, and tries to open possible avenues of research methodology about the online delivery of advanced mathematics. The topic was chosen with this exploratory objective in mind. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
State University of West Georgia. 1601 Maple Street, Honors House, Carrollton, GA 30118. Tel: 678-839-5489; Fax: 678-839-0636; e-mail: distance@westga.edu; Web site: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A