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A reappraisal of online mathematics teaching using LaTeX

Costello, Eamon and Fox, Seamus and Walsh, Elaine (2009) A reappraisal of online mathematics teaching using LaTeX. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 4 (4). ISSN 1863-0383

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Abstract

The mathematics language LaTeX is often seen outside of academic circles as a legacy technology that is awkward to use. MathML - a verbose language designed for data-exchange, and to be written and understood by machines - is sometimes by contrast seen as something that will aid online mathematics and lack of browser support for it bemoaned. However LaTeX can already do many of the things that MathML might promise. LaTeX is here proposed as a language from which small fragments, with concise syntax, can be used by people to easily create and share mathematical expressions online. The capability to embed fragments of LaTeX code in online discussions is described here and its impact on a group of educators and learners evaluated. Here LaTeX is posited as a useful tool for facilitating asynchronous, online, collaborative learning of mathematics.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:LaTeX;
Subjects:Social Sciences > Teaching
Mathematics
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Oscail
Official URL:http://online-journals.org/i-jet/article/view/970
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:15024
Deposited On:04 Feb 2010 11:27 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 04 Feb 2010 11:27

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