Categorizing eActivity as an Instructional Technology
Mun Chou Fong
mcfong@mathsroof.com
QED Education Scientific Malaysia
Abstract
The eActivity developed by Casio, which is available in the handheld
ClassPad 300, is a versatile electronic workplace where interactive
electronic activities can be created linking various mathematical
capabilities of the ClassPad 300. This paper categorizes eActivity as
an instructional technology within mathematics education using the
learning location model (LLM) and the mathematical expressivity model
(MEM). Brief discussions on the two models are presented and examples
of the electronic activities created using ClassPad 300 are used to
describe the idea of eActivity. These two models are then used to
compare eActivity to other more popular instructional technologies, and
also to evaluate its reference to mathematics education.
