CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
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Can Electronic Board Increase the Motivation of Students to Study Mathematics?

Yuval Ben Abu 1 * , Renana Kribushi 2

CONT ED TECHNOLOGY, Volume 14, Issue 3, Article No: ep364

https://doi.org/10.30935/cedtech/11807

Submitted: 27 December 2021, Published Online: 26 February 2022

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Abstract

During the junior high and high school years, there is a dramatic decrease in motivation for math studies, which has been found to play a major role in learning processes. Many attempts have been made to mitigate this decrease in motivation and to encourage mathematics studies in higher grades. One way that researchers have proposed to stimulate students’ curiosity and their perceived ability in math is to integrate technology into teaching. Such technology includes technological tools, digital educational activities, learning support software. Using tablet in class has significant potential to improve learning but the issue of how to effectively integrate digital technology into teaching and learning practices becomes critical. According to that knowledge we examined the impact of the use of a digital writing board (similar to tablet) by the lecturer during frontal lectures in mathematics on students’ learning motivation in an engineering academic preparatory program, following motivational constructs: self-efficacy, implicit theory of ability, value beliefs, and learning climate. The results showed that the technological tool positively affected two important motivational constructs that influence general motivation for mathematics studies.

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