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Title: Distance Training of Mathematics Teachers: The EarlyStatistics Experience
Author: Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Maria
Serradó Bayés, Ana
Keywords: statistics education
blended learning
teacher training
Issue Date: 15-Jan-2012
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Citation: Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Maria; Serradó Bayés, Ana (2012). "Distance Training of Mathematics Teachers: The EarlyStatistics Experience". RUSC. Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento, 2012, Vol. 9, num 1.
Abstract: The affordances offered by modern Internet technologies provide new opportunities for the pre-service and in-service training of mathematics teachers, making it possible to overcome the restrictions of shrinking resources and geographical locations, and to offer, in a cost-effective and non-disruptive way, high-quality learning experiences to geographically dispersed teachers. This article focuses on how information and communication tools made available online could be exploited effectively to help improve the quality and efficiency of teacher training in statistics education. First, it describes the main pedagogical issues and challenges underlying distance education in general, and online teacher training in particular. Then, it provides an overview of EarlyStatistics, an online professional development course in statistics education targeting European elementary and middle school teachers, and the main lessons learned from the pilot delivery of it. The article concludes with some instructional implications.
Description: Peer reviewed
Language: English
ISSN: 1698-580X
Appears in Collections:2012, vol. 9, n. 1

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