Title: The impact of employing technology in teaching a mathematics course

Authors: Fares Fraij, Mahmoud Al-Quraan, Awni Al-Dababseh, Sadoon Al-Obaidy

Addresses: Department of Information Technology, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, P.O. Box 20, Ma'an 71111, Jordan. ' Department of Special Education, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, P.O. Box 20, Ma'an 71111, Jordan. ' Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, P.O. Box 20, Ma'an 71111, Jordan. ' Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, P.O. Box 20, Ma'an 71111, Jordan

Abstract: This paper investigates the effect of employing technology in enhancing the learning outcomes of an introductory mathematics course. The students of the course were divided into two sections: the experimental section and the control section. The two sections were taught the material of the course using the traditional face-to-face method. However, the students in the experimental section had the advantage to practise on the concepts of the course using a software application. The performance of the students in both sections was compared and the results showed that the students in the experimental section outperformed their counterparts in the control section.

Keywords: higher education; computer-aided instruction; CAI; innovation; blended learning; mathematics education; educational technology; introductory mathematics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2010.034348

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2010 Vol.8 No.2, pp.170 - 188

Published online: 01 Aug 2010 *

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