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Visual technology for the autonomous learning of mathematics

Helmut Linneweber‐Lammerskitten, Marc Schäfer, Duncan Samson
Pythagoras | Issue 72 | a18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/pythagoras.v0i72.18 | © 2010 Helmut Linneweber‐Lammerskitten, Marc Schäfer, Duncan Samson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 July 2010 | Published: 28 September 2010

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Helmut Linneweber‐Lammerskitten, University of Applied Sciences, Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Marc Schäfer, Rhodes University, South Africa
Duncan Samson, Rhodes University, South Africa

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Abstract

This paper describes a collaborative research and development project between the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and Rhodes University in South Africa. The project seeks to establish, disseminate and research the efficacy and use of short video clips designed specifically for the autonomous learning of mathematics. Specific to the South African context is our interest in capitalising on the ubiquity of cellphone technology and the autonomous affordances offered by mobile learning. This paper engages with a number of theoretical and pedagogical issues relating to the design, production and use of these video clips. Although the focus is specific to the contexts of South Africa and Switzerland, the discussion is of broad applicability.

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