Effects of online math instruction
Maga-Daniels, Jodi L.
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The world of education is changing tremendously due to the vast amount of technology integration being applied in schools. One of the most significant changes is the method of instructional delivery. Online or virtual schools are becoming increasingly popular and accepted as an alternative to brick and mortar schools where not all students are able to perform to their fullest potential. This popularity is due to many factors, including convenience of course schedules, engaging format for students who are interested in computer technology, and attending an alternative environment for students experiencing social anxiety or behavioral concerns. Many students who choose to attend virtual schools are students with disabilities. This alternate environment can be positive for the highly motivated or self-directed learners, but perhaps not so positive for students who are not internally motivated or students who need more applied instruction or continual contact to be successful. Another consideration is that in some subjects such as math, students may need to be able to ask teachers questions as they arise or be presented materials in a hands-on way in order to learn and understand. Since math is often viewed as a paper and pencil task, this trend towards virtual schooling begs the question how receiving online instruction affects the learning of students in math class.
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