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Developing numeracy skills using technology - enhanced learning activities in Fiji

Totaram, Rajneel and Raghuwaiya, Krishna and Chief, Irene Y. and Jokhan, Anjeela D. (2020) Developing numeracy skills using technology - enhanced learning activities in Fiji. In: Leadership, Community Partnerships and Schools in the Pacific Islands: Implications for Quality Education. Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 127-136. ISBN 978-981-15-6482-6

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Abstract

This chapter concerns one of the first studies to introduce technology-enhanced learning activities for teaching numeracy skills in Fiji. Year 1 students from a primary school were introduced to tablet-based interactive learning activities which were developed based on the Fiji Year 1 mathematics curriculum. In this study, the impact of using technology-enhanced learning activities for teaching numeracy skills was being investigated. A Learning Management System (LMS), Moodle, was used to create interactive learning activities based on the first two topics of the Fiji Year 1 mathematics curriculum. The two topics were numbers and measurement. An Android-based tablet device was allocated to each student for the duration of this study. Year 1 students in the participating school were required to attempt these interactive learning activities using tablet devices during their mathematics class. All students in the Year 1 class (n = 36) from the participating school were part of the study. There were 13 boys and 23 girls in the class. Results of this study show a promising impact of the technology-enhanced learning activities. Students performed better when they had higher interactions with the technology-enhanced learning activities. The success of this technology intervention paves the way for further research for technology integration in schools in Fiji.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL)
Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE)
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2020 16:22
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 16:22
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/12245
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