Monday, March 5
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In-Service Mathematics Teachers’ Perceptions toward Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Discussions

Brief Paper ID: 35201
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    Heng-Yu Ku
    University of Northern Colorado
  2. Chatchada Akarasriworn
    Srinakharinwirot University
  3. Lisa Rice
    University of Wyoming
  4. David Glassmeyer
    University of Northern Colorado
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    Lori Sachau
    University of Northern Colorado

Abstract: Online instructors typically use two forms of computer mediated communication technologies, synchronous and asynchronous, to promote interactions between instructors and students and among students. The researchers in this study examined participants’ perceptions of a Master’s degree program in Mathematics designed for secondary mathematics teachers. During one spring semester, survey data were collected to identify in-service mathematics teachers’ perceptions toward synchronous and asynchronous online discussions. The results revealed that participants favored synchronous small group online discussions. Recommendations to instructors and course developers are also made to help support teaching and learning in online courses.

Presider: Chieu Vu-Minh, University of Michigan


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