publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

The use of mobile technologies for mathematical engagement in informal learning environments

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  • Published: 23 Apr 2014
  • Country: South Africa
Abstract
M.Ed. (Ict in Education) South African learners are underperforming in Mathematics. Annual National Assessments for grade 9 and grade 12 results in Mathematics are shocking according to the Ministry of Education. This study investigates informal learning as an alternative method of addressing underperformance in Mathematics in South African schools. Informal learning with the use of mobile technology enhances engagement in Mathematics learning. The participants of this study had access to Nokia MoMaths on their mobile phones. A quantitative survey research was conducted in four schools in Sedibeng West. The data was analysed using SPSS version 20.0. Results indi...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Computer-assisted instruction, Education - Effect of technological innovations on, Cell phones, Mathematics - Study and teaching, Mobile communication systems in education
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