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Pages: 1102-1108
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-617-8491-2
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.0409

Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain

EVIDENCE-BASED TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE MATHEMATICS EDUCATION FROM ICELAND TO KENYA

G. Stefansson1, D.A. Stern2, J. Lentin3, A.H. Jonsdottir1

1University of Iceland (ICELAND)
2University of Reading (UNITED KINGDOM)
3Shuttle Thread Limited (UNITED KINGDOM)
Enhancing the mathematics classroom using computerised drills for homework is shown to provide considerable benefits for student learning in diverse regions, from high-tech westerns classrooms to those with neither Internet nor stable electricity.

This paper describes results from several experiments using the tutor-web educational system for teaching mathematics to student groups ranging from upper primary school through graduate school. When existing teaching methods are augmented using this technology, quantitative and qualitative results across all regions and age groups indicate improvements in learner performance.

Although it has a wide range of functions, the tutor-web system is most importantly a drilling system, which would normally be classified as an Adaptive and Intelligent Web-based Educational System (AIWBES) providing quite personalised learning, tailoring a drill sequence for each student.

In addition to personalised grading schemes aimed for enticing the student to continue, a different reward scheme is implemented by giving the students a cryptocurrency whenever they complete a topic with excellence. Initial results of the effects of these various reward schemes are also presented.
@InProceedings{STEFANSSON2017EVI,
author = {Stefansson, G. and Stern, D.A. and Lentin, J. and Jonsdottir, A.H.},
title = {EVIDENCE-BASED TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE MATHEMATICS EDUCATION FROM ICELAND TO KENYA},
series = {11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2017 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-8491-2},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2017.0409},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2017.0409},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {6-8 March, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {1102-1108}}
TY - CONF
AU - G. Stefansson AU - D.A. Stern AU - J. Lentin AU - A.H. Jonsdottir
TI - EVIDENCE-BASED TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE MATHEMATICS EDUCATION FROM ICELAND TO KENYA
SN - 978-84-617-8491-2/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2017.0409
PY - 2017
Y1 - 6-8 March, 2017
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2017 Proceedings
SP - 1102
EP - 1108
ER -
G. Stefansson, D.A. Stern, J. Lentin, A.H. Jonsdottir (2017) EVIDENCE-BASED TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE MATHEMATICS EDUCATION FROM ICELAND TO KENYA, INTED2017 Proceedings, pp. 1102-1108.
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