Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The project we present in this paper intends to evaluate the potential of using collaborative online tools in the teaching and learning process in Mathematics in Vocational Education. Google Docs tool and its features as a form, text, spreadsheet and electronic presentation editor were used for teaching a Statistics Module. The study involved students from Communication/Marketing, Public Relations and Publicity course, corresponding to the 11th grade that, throughout the Statistics module, exploited the different features of this tool. The aims of the study were: i) to evaluate the strategy implications in the interaction dynamics’ and students’ cooperation, and ii) to ascertain if the experience changed the participants’ perceptions concerning Mathematics, Statistic and the use of ICT in this curricular subject.
Cardoso, L. & Coutinho, C.P. (2011). Web 2.0 learning environments in vocational education: a study on the use of collaborative online tools in the Statistics module. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3155-3164). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).