Spreadsheets in Education: A Peer-reviewed Medium for Active Learning
Sergei Abramovich, State University of New York at Potsdam, United States ; Steve Sugden, Bond University, Australia
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
It has been more than a decade since electronic journals were first suggested as a possible means of revolutionizing traditional print. In education, the availability of teaching ideas in a refereed electronic format presents an innovation in the way that the ideas are communicated to the community of students and their teachers alike. The offering of this Roundtable is prompted by the authors' joint work on setting up an electronic journal Spreadsheets in Education, http://www.sie.bond.edu.au. The authors argue that a paradigm shift in using spreadsheets as a pedagogical tool through electronic media has occurred due to the fact that while the intrinsic interactivity of spreadsheets is lost in traditional print format, the alternative format tremendously facilitates a transition from action to interpretation, reflection, and further action on the part of the learner. Through a number of illustrations it is suggested that one's knowledge of the software from a tool kit perspective becomes a crucial factor in promoting its uses across disciplines.
Abramovich, S. & Sugden, S. (2005). Spreadsheets in Education: A Peer-reviewed Medium for Active Learning. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4542-4547). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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