Face-to-face and virtual mathematics enrichment for rural schools:

Intersection of teachers, students, technology and pedagogy

Authors

  • Linda Galligan
  • Ron Addie
  • Linda Stern
  • Taryn Axelsen

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14742/apubs.2017.747

Keywords:

mathematics, face to face, virtual, rural schools

Abstract

In this paper the authors report on the University of Southern Queensland’s (USQ) Mathematics Rural and Regional Communities (MRRC) project. This project is an extension to the Mathematics Enrichment Program (MEP), which has been running since 2007. Since the MEP’s inception, more than 500 students, 29 schools, 15 pre-service teachers (who are involved to gain practical teaching experience) and many volunteer university lecturers and other mathematics and education professionals have been involved. The MRRC project builds on USQ’s MEP to offer content in an online or virtual format. Through an interactive virtual environment, the MRRC project connects regional high schools to USQ’s two campuses to build the capacity of the teachers and students involved. The authors describe the overall aim and structure of the MRRC program, preliminary evaluations of the program, analysis of the virtual space and future plans for the program.

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Published

2024-05-12

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ASCILITE Conference - Concise Papers