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Themes and Strategies for Transformative Online Instruction: A Review of Literature

, University of Wyoming, United States

Global Learn, in Melbourne, Australia ISBN 978-1-880094-85-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)


Abstract: The number of online graduate courses for K-12 teachers is burgeoning across all subject areas. The proliferation of online courses for teachers begs the question, what research- and experience-based practices are known to provide a quality online course experience? The authors of this paper have addressed this question in designing and delivering a number of national distance education programs focused on mathematics and mathematics education. In this article we summarize the results of in-depth literature reviews conducted to inform best practice in online teaching for these projects. The review includes research and experiential articles which together provide a broad base of recommendations for online teaching of interest to faculty in all subject areas. We emphasize findings and recommendations focused on teaching mathematics and mathematics education online.


Mayes, R. (2011). Themes and Strategies for Transformative Online Instruction: A Review of Literature. In S. Barton, J. Hedberg & K. Suzuki (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 2121-2130). Melbourne, Australia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 17, 2019 from .


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