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Title: Dr Math Rocks!: Using instant messaging to help pupils with mathematics homework
Authors: Butgereit, LL
Keywords: Mathematics
MXit
Instant messaging
IST-Africa Conference
Issue Date: May-2008
Publisher: IST-Africa Conference
Citation: Butgereit, LL. 2008. Dr Math Rocks!: Using instant messaging to help pupils with mathematics homework. IST-Africa Conference, Windhoek, Namibia, 7-9 May 2008, pp 8
Abstract: Mathematics education in South Africa needs help. This paper describes a project where school aged pupils could get help with their mathematics homework using MXit, South Africa's most popular instant messaging system, on their cell phones in the afternoons after school. Tutors from a local university acted as tutors using internet based workstations. Pupils used MXit on their cell phones using GPRS to connect to the internet and, eventually, to the tutors.
Description: Published in: IST-Africa 2008 Conference Proceedings, Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds), IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-905824-07-6
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2904
ISBN: 978-1-905824-07-6
Appears in Collections:Human language technologies
ICT in education, youth, gender
General science, engineering & technology

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