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Title:Digital Video and Mathematics: Helping High School Students Understand and Interpret Abstract Concepts
Author(s):Pianfetti, Evangeline Secaras
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):James Levin
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Technology of
Abstract:Results from the study suggest that learning occurs in new and unforeseen ways with the introduction and integration of a technology. Key issues that follow from this study include: (1) the use of digital video may act as a medium that helps students visualize abstract concepts, (2) the use of multiple representations help show the interconnectedness of ideas, but students still seem to have difficulty interpreting the relationship among concepts, (3) the use of cross grade level evaluations suggest that the social hierarchy in the high school either legitimizes or devalues the feedback depending on who offers the criticism and whether or not the evaluation is conducted on a work in progress, (4) the collaboration the resulted within each group suggests that the roles students perceived themselves as having influenced their interaction with the technology, and, (5) the novelty of digital video on the Internet may transcend the learning of math because the students became consumed with the technical aspects of digital video and not the mathematics.
Issue Date:1998
Description:222 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9912338
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1998

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