Estimating Sample Sizes in a Google Classroom: A Case of Global Collaborative STEM Education


Education is a perpetually evolving field, especially with the rapid advancement of technology and the uprising of the globalization phenomenon, and thus, it can be argued that global education is absolutely necessary. Global collaborative STEM Education (GCSE) is a subset of global education that is rarely discussed in the literature. Specifically, this paper focuses on the teacher mentorship of the GCSE aspect by showcasing a practical example occurring in the backdrop of a mini-project between two classrooms in different parts of the world regarding estimation of sample sizes. Chromebooks-laptops associated with Google that utilizes Google Chrome as its main web browser-were used as a technology tool to access the online application, Google Classroom. This virtual classroom application served as the digital medium for students to post up assignments and engage in communication. Perceptions in participating in this global collaborative STEM project were positive, as participating teachers expressed that it was a pleasant departure from what they normally did in their classroom.

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Richard Velasco, Texas Tech University, United States

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Conference: ECE2018
Stream: Design, Implementation & Assessment of Innovative Technologies in Education

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