Transformative education Web 2.0 systems for enriching high school STEM education

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Abstract

There are currently over a hundred STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs in the U.S., aimed at encouraging students to enter a STEM-related career. Of the fields encompassed by STEM, mathematics is the foundation. However, American teens have demonstrated less ability and aptitude for mathematics than the teens in many other countries. Efforts to reduce this ability gap have focused on building a better communal structure within schools, creating more cohesive math curricula, offering smaller classes, encouraging cooperative learning, and helping students overcome math anxiety at school. There is very little published literature on the potential of guided cyber-based self-learning in STEM education, although there are a variety of online STEM learning web sites available for students to access at or after school. In particular, no scientific approach exists to address STEM education challenges in an outside-school setting. The paper briefly unveil an approach to transformatively addressing how mathematics learning, outside of a formal high school setting, could contribute to students' math aptitude. A Web 2.0 system has been deployed, focusing on promoting students' collaborative learning. A big data architecture is applied to addressing voluminous data, which ensures that unstructured Web 2.0 data are always ready for analysis in real time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICSESS 2013 - Proceedings of 2013 IEEE 4th International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Science
Pages352-356
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2013
Event2013 4th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Science, ICSESS 2013 - Beijing, China
Duration: May 23 2013May 25 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Sciences, ICSESS
ISSN (Print)2327-0586
ISSN (Electronic)2327-0594

Other

Other2013 4th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Science, ICSESS 2013
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period5/23/135/25/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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