An Analysis of Online Projects for Math and Science PROCEEDINGS
Carol Brown, Deborah L. Lowther, The University of Memphis, United States
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology, ISBN 978-1-880094-34-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
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). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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