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Assistive technologies: saviour of Mathematics in higher education

Reddy, Pritika and Reddy, Emmenual and Chand, Vishal and Paea, Sione and Prasad, Avinesh (2021) Assistive technologies: saviour of Mathematics in higher education. Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, 6 . NA. ISSN 2297-4687

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    Abstract

    The pervasion and inclusion of new technologies into teaching and learning processes are continuously changing the higher education landscape. Selected and specific technologies termed as “assistive technologies” are being used as key tools for enabling students to access education and actively and independently participate in the education process, improving learning and supporting inclusive education. This paper presents students’ perception of the use of various assistive technologies such as mobile learning, tablet learning, lecture capture, gamification, and online intelligent systems that have been developed for learning and student support at a higher education institute. There is also a broad discussion on how these can be adopted and adapted in mathematics learning in higher education. It is well documented that students have low-esteem toward or while doing the subject and have math phobia, particularly in higher education. An online questionnaire on the students’ perception of using assistive technologies was deployed to the mathematics students. The results show that assistive technologies are indeed a saviour of mathematics with a significantly positive attitude garnered toward using them for learning mathematics.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Q Science > QA Mathematics
    T Technology > T Technology (General)
    Divisions: School of Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics (STEMP)
    Depositing User: Emmenual Reddy
    Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2021 16:19
    Last Modified: 01 Mar 2021 16:19
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/12609
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