Using Pen-Based Technology in Online Mathematics Course: An Evaluation Study

Hasan Karal [hasankaral@ktu.edu.tr], Mehmet Kokoç [mkokoc@ktu.edu.tr], Canan Çolak [cananncolakk@gmail.com], Yasin Yalçın [ysnylcn17@gmail.com],
Center for Research and Application in Distance Education [www.uzem.ktu.edu.tr],
Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey

English Abstract

This study aims to evaluate mathematics course offered through online distance education from the online students’ perspective and it focuses on displaying the impact of the related technology on students. This research study employed as a case study within the nature of qualitative methodology. Thirty-two undergraduate students participated the study. These students are from the state university. The research process was taken a total of 16 weeks throughout the course of the investigation. Semi-structured interview and observation techniques were used to collect the data. The data was analyzed through the content decoding approach. The results in the study indicated the presence of expression and interaction problems within the courses in which the evaluations had been performed; however, the results also revealed that overall, the participants had positive opinions regarding the use of digital pens within online mathematics courses. The study also revealed that the use of digital pen technology increases the interaction between instructor and students as well as peer-to peer interaction among the students themselves and gives on-site and immediate feedback, and raises the overall level of student participation.

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Tags

e-learning, distance learning, distance education, online learning, higher education, DE, blended learning, ICT, information and communication technology, internet, collaborative learning, learning management system, MOOC, interaction, LMS,

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