Paper ID 7183

An Analysis of Online Projects for Math and Science

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Carol Brown, Deborah L. Lowther, The University of Memphis, United States

International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology, March 1999 ISBN 978-1-880094-34-1


The purpose of this study was to determine how Internet online projects provided opportunities for solving real-world problem tasks using data from the Internet within a collaborative learning environment. The study used a qualitative analysis of a variety of projects that were available via the World Wide Web (WWW). The results indicate that if teachers want to effectively use online projects for inquiry learning within a group dynamic, they should (1) plan for students to generate new learning as a result of integrative and elaborative activities that include problem identification and reflective dialog, (2) plan culminating activities that will result in artifacts that reflect the newly generated learning, and (3) design problem statements based on real-world events in which students can sift and sort through data to generate their own solutions.


Brown, C. & Lowther, D.L. (1999). An Analysis of Online Projects for Math and Science. In Proceedings of International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 1999 (pp. 52-56). AACE. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from http://www.editlib.org/p/7183.

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