Chih-Feng Chien

Professional Title
Graduate Assistant
About Me (Bio)
I am a graduate assistant under the KATE project: Preservice teachers' knowledge for teaching algebra for equity in the middle grades which is executed by Dr. Gerald Kulm and a number of faculty and graduate students of Texas A&M University. My main role in this project is the technological support of Second Life and literature reviewing for online mathematical teaching and learning.
Texas A&M Research Foundation

This project is using Second Life and other technology to structure carefully planned learning experiences for pre-service teachers. Virtual technologies are used to provide pre-service teachers practice in presenting and assessing problem solving activities in a virtual classroom with diverse populations. Researchers hypothesize that technology enriched strategies have the potential to deepen pre-service teachers' understanding and effectiveness in teaching emerging algebra concepts to diverse student populations.