As online learning is gaining more and more importance with attention to blended learning as a very viable and helpful option in education, it is important to keep up with the change and explore methods to improve it. Teaching quantitative subjects online can be especially challenging without engaging the more achievable students in face-to-face interaction. So here are a few tips for facilitating the learning of quantitative subjects through various technology-based solutions.
Setting up short quizzes on Blackboard, a virtual learning environment and a management system developed by can be a great tool in this regard. Pools of questions with multiple-choice questions and calculations can be created. Upon answering, the students will be graded automatically and the correct answers will be shown immediately hence receiving feedback on time and helping the students clarify their mistakes.
Another effective approach that can be taken is to use Excel sheets to teach, wherein the instructor can create them with questions and share it with the class. The instructor can solve the question on the Excel sheet along with explaining the process to the students and the students can also at the same time open it on their devices, solve it and share it with the class.
Another model called MCIEC (motivation, context, interactivity, evaluation and connectivity) entails greater student involvement. In the field of mathematics, the development of e-learning method associated with GeoGebra resource, which is integrated into the Moodle platform, Edomo application, etc. enables students to learn in a more meaningful way by improving the attitude, acceptance and participation through increasing comprehension, application, analysis, evaluation and creation of mathematical content. It also helps in higher academic performance and commitment of students.
Lastly, let us explore another method called UZWEBMAT (Turkish abbreviation for Adaptive and Intelligent WEB based Mathematics teaching-learning system), which promotes students’ individualised attention. This is adapted to students’ learning style, improving their comprehension skills and the responsibility of learning. The system is very helpful in learning and teaching permutation-combination-binomial expansion and probability subjects. Whatever the method adopted, the ultimate aim is to make the learning experience rewarding for the students by their active engagements and positive outcome. So let us try and make education more motivating and fun!