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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Carr, Benjamin Alan
Email alan@gold.up.ac.za
URN etd-04082003-113155
Document Title Information, knowledge and learning : is the Web effective as a medium for Mathematics teaching?
Degree DPhil (Information Science)
Department Information Science
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Prof Dr J C Cronje
Keywords
  • Web-based teaching
  • knowledge
  • information
  • Web-based learning
  • learning
  • teaching
  • technology-enhanced learning
  • mathematics skills
  • Logo
  • underprepared students
Date 2002-12-15
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This document is a report on an experiment in which mathematical skills were taught to first year university students using the Web as a method of instructional delivery. Special attention was paid to the ability of students from disadvantaged backgrounds to cope with this method of delivery. Overall, the results obtained by students using this method were slightly better than that of students on the equivalent paper-based course. However, students from disadvantaged backgrounds fared marginally worse than those on the paper-based course. The results of these students allow extrapolation to a broader context where Web-based teaching of disadvantaged communities may be used.

Definitions for knowledge, information, learning and teaching were developed. These definitions were then used as the foundation for creating the Web pages used in the experiment.

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