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ERIC Number: EJ1252446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Abstractor: As Provided
Is COVID-19 the Gateway for Digital Learning in Mathematics Education?
Digital learning has reshaped education in many ways. The purpose of this study is to respond to the question of whether COVID-19 is the gateway for digital-learning in mathematics education. To this end, this study explores some uptakes of social media platforms by prospective secondary school teachers. Data was collected from 102 prospective mathematics teachers from the Copperbelt University (CBU). Cluster analysis approach was used. Results revealed that participants' scores for digital learning in mathematics in cluster 2 were higher than those in both cluster 1 and 3. This is a clear indication that prospective teachers in clusters with low scores are more likely to exhibit low skill levels in the use of mobile technology and the adoption of social media in relation to mathematics pedagogy during the COVID-19 crisis. Results show different patterns. However, overall results show that digital learning could be a positive response to COVID-19 closure period.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Distance Education, Mathematics Education, Communicable Diseases, Social Media, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technological Literacy, Disease Control, Foreign Countries
Contemporary Educational Technology. Faculty of Communication Sciences, Anadolu University, Yunus Emre Campus, Eskisehir 26470, Turkey. e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.cedtech.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Zambia