Technology usage in mathematics education research: A systematic review of recent trends
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Bray, A. & Tangney, B., Technology usage in mathematics education research: A systematic review of recent trends, 2017, Computers & Education
There is a significant body of research relating to technology-enhanced mathematics education and the perceived potential of digital tools to enhance the learning experience. The aim of this research is to take a structured look at the types of empirical interventions ongoing in the field, and to attempt to classify and analyse the ways in which digital tools are being employed in such research. A systematic analysis of 139 recent, published studies of technology interventions in mathematics education, selected from in excess of 2000 potential studies, has been undertaken. A system of classification, developed as a part of this research, is used to categorise the digital tools, the pedagogical foundations and goals of the activities, and the levels of technology integration in the studies. Analysis of the results of this classification highlights a disparity between what is being researched in published empirical studies, and approaches that have been recognised as optimising the potential of technology to enhance mathematics education. Potential reasons for current trends are proposed and explored.
Type of material:Journal Article
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