IJIET 2013 Vol.3(6): 638-642 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2013.V3.352

Math Keyboard Symbols and Its Effect in Improving Communication in Math Virtual Classes

R. M. ElSheikh and S. D. Najdi

Abstract—New technologies are rapidly changing our methods of teaching mathematics. Math Communications using special math keyboard symbols can be easily implemented, and promote the professional development of participating teachers. In this paper, a semester-long math virtual class was given at Alquds Open University (QOU) using a math keyboard symbols. Every student had a version of math keyboard and access to the Internet. The main goal was to test if that new technology provides opportunities to expand and enhance communication in virtual mathematics classes introduces though blackboard “elluminate”. The results showed that the math keyboard supports the goals of mathematics communication, and contributes to the professional development and best practice of participating teachers and students.

Index Terms—Math communication, math keyboard symbols, math virtual classes.

R. M. Elsheikh Najdi is with the Department of Education, Alquds Open University, Palestine (e-mail: elnajdi@yahoo.com).
S. D. Najdi is with Alquds Open University, Palestine (e-mail: snajdi@qou.edu).

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Cite:R. M. ElSheikh and S. D. Najdi, "Math Keyboard Symbols and Its Effect in Improving Communication in Math Virtual Classes," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 638-642, 2013.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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