A transition to online teaching and learning of mathematics in Norwegian higher education institutions: the perspectives of lecturers and students
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Original versionRadmehr, F. & Goodchild, S. (2022). A transition to online teaching and learning of mathematics in Norwegian higher education institutions: the perspectives of lecturers and students. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications. https://doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrac014
This paper reports a study of university lecturers’ and students’ experiences of teaching and learning mathematics following the abrupt requirement to switch to online teaching in 2020. A goal of the study is to share experiences that could be useful to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics in online settings. The qualitative research described is a phenomenological study and draws on interviews with ten mathematics lecturers and six undergraduate students who were enrolled in at least one university mathematical course during the lockdown in 2020. The interview data were analysed using a thematic approach. This paper reports findings regarding perceptions of lecturers and students about the challenges and benefits of online teaching and learning of mathematics, how the transition to online education has influenced assessment and sharing useful approaches for teaching and learning mathematics in online settings.