Note: This paper appeared as pages 167-178 in The Teaching and Learning of Mathematics at University Level: An ICMI Study (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001), edited by Derek Holton. In this online version, links have been added and updated.
I describe both "hard" and "soft" aspects of my current teaching/learning environment – an online studio classroom with strong software and courseware support – together with teaching strategies that are not specifically computer-related, such as group work, hands-on activities, writing to learn, and developing a sense of community. I sketch briefly the research support for the various components of this environment, giving pointers to the literature. Also included is a sample research-based learning activity with brief selections from student work.
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