Ian MacMillan

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Master of Education (MEd)

MA Concentration

Educational Technology


Mathematics, instruction, technology, digital, resources, high school, instructional model, mobile learning


Roger Pence, Pamela A. Redmond, Jim O'Connor


The purpose of this project was to provide students, faculty and parents with a current informational website that would deliver engaging micro-lessons and relevant online mathematic resources to a broad range students including advanced and below proficient learners. The high school students involved in this project are enrolled in an integrated beginning mathematics class which utilizes the Problem Based Learning instructional model and is aligned to the newly adopted Common Core State Standards for mathematics. Since the District's approach to student technology use has migrated to the Bring Your Own Device standard with mobile device acceptance, accessing this website for student use is not an issue. This project's goal was to provide online instructional support and resources to students, faculty and parents/guardians transitioning to the District's new curriculum and instructional models. This website will offer practical support as high school mathematics instruction progresses to a more student-centered model that is flexible, self-paced and self-directed. The project will use qualitative methods to interpret student use of the website. The findings, informed by student, parent and faculty surveys, will determine if the website supports classroom mathematics instruction and encourages student collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and peer support. Since the website consists of online content, the change from accessing information in a traditional classroom to an informal digital learning space will give insight into the ever shifting digital behavior of student learning. The project will offer practical resources while transitioning from traditional high school mathematics instruction into a more student-centered, flexible, self-paced and self-directed model. Integrating mLearning (Mobile Learning) access, current technology and outstanding digital content into high school mathematics instruction, will support this transformation while preparing students to live and work in a world that requires sophisticated 21st century skills.

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