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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
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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