ERIC Number: EJ720425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Using e-Learning Platforms for Mastery Learning in Developmental Mathematics Courses
Boggs, Stacey; Shore, Mark; Shore, JoAnna
Mathematics and Computer Education, v38 n2 p213-220 Spr 2004
Many colleges and universities have adopted e-learning platforms to utilize computers as an instructional tool in developmental (i.e., beginning and intermediate algebra) mathematics courses. An e-learning platform is a computer program used to enhance course instruction via computers and the Internet. Allegany College of Maryland is currently using the e-learning platform "Blackboard" to teach developmental mathematics in a Mastery Learning format. Mastery Learning is a teaching technique in which students do not advance in the curriculum until a specified level of subject mastery is attained. Mastery Learning is defined by the Department of Mathematics at Allegany College of Maryland as passing a test or other assignment with a score of seventy percent or greater. Although there are other e-learning platforms available, such as "Web-CT" and "AngleSoft," this paper addresses (but does not endorse) using "Blackboard" as a viable method of instruction enhancement for Mastery Learning in developmental mathematics courses.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Algebra, Mastery Learning, Remedial Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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