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Novices entering mathematics—I. The impact of new technology


Computers & Education Volume 28, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


Open and distance learning is becoming widely available throughout the world. However distance learners are at a significant disadvantage compared with their conventional counterparts, in that they cannot easily discuss problems with teacher or fellow students. In this paper we report the results of a case study which shows that the learning environment for distance students of mathematics can be substantially improved by filling this gap with electronic communication, which enables geographically distant students and tutors to discuss their work.


Crowe, D. & Zand, H. (1997). Novices entering mathematics—I. The impact of new technology. Computers & Education, 28(1), 43-54. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved January 27, 2023 from .

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