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Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v3 n4 Article 6 p42-48 Oct 2004

"Developmental" math courses give university students a chance to reestablish basic skills and knowledge needed in college algebra courses. Computer assisted learning can be an integral part of these developmental math courses. Colleges and universities implement computer-based courses in various ways (e.g., self-paced or supervised schedules; computer laboratory or online access; with or without lecture). This paper describes a computer-based developmental math course taught at Zayed University. Discussion of computer-based learning environments is presented in three sections: (1) computer use--access and social use of computers as a tool for learning; (2) individual learning--effects of the computer environment such as software interactivity and feedback; and (3) course design--optimal course structure and assessment methods. Additionally, results of a questionnaire about students' experience in the computer-based math course indicate students' positive attitudes about interacting with and doing work on their laptop computers.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Females, Womens Education, Mathematics Education, Developmental Programs, Algebra, Computer Assisted Instruction, Electronic Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Learning Processes, Instructional Design, Language Proficiency, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Feedback (Response), Student Surveys, Questionnaires, Preferences, Homework, Laptop Computers, Textbooks, Educational Strategies, Student Experience, Positive Attitudes

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Autor: Havill, Dale; Hashim, Wafa Bani; Alalawi, Shaikha

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=4741&id=EJ1101926

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