Online Course Design for Math

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Online Course Designfor Mathematics : 

Online Course Designfor Mathematics Maria H. Andersen Muskegon Community College www.teachingcollegemath.com

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logistics

my journey : 

my journey

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my first computer

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computer-based learning in 1984

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note the stunning graphics

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… and the motivational incentives

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fast forward 10 years

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at the end of my math major … still working on chemistry major

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MathCad and ChemCad

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teaching chemistry labs with spreadsheets

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fast forward 6 more years

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in grad school, I learned to teach with TI calculators

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and they tried to teach me how to use LaTeX

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fast forward another 9 years

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teacing calculus online

Online Course Design : 

Online Course Design Orientation & Setup Virtual Classroom Interactive Learning Materials Online Homework

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http://tinyurl.com/mqsn2l

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What this presentation is not about … learning all the details of how to use a specific program

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What this presentation is about … awareness design ideas

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*full disclosure *I am a paid consultant for WebAssign *I am an author for Cengage Learning *I do not get paid to mention any of the software in this presentation

Online Course Design : 

Online Course Design Orientation & Setup Virtual Classroom Interactive Learning Materials Online Homework

design aroundthe topics(not the schedule) : 

design aroundthe topics(not the schedule)

avoid referencesto specific sectionsor texts : 

avoid referencesto specific sectionsor texts

Online Course Design : 

Online Course Design Orientation & Setup Virtual Classroom Interactive Learning Materials Online Homework

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Visual Calculus

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Demos with Positive Impact

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Stewart TEC Modules

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Wolfram Demonstrations

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TED Talks

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http://tinyurl.com/7rdr33

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Online Course Design Orientation & Setup Virtual Classroom Interactive Learning Materials Online Homework

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short bite-sized “chunks”

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if you can, host videos outside of the LMS

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links to Screencast videos

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I won’t lie to you … tablets are helpful.

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http://tinyurl.com/mdabnb

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students teaching each other http://tinyurl.com/lgt8sk

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but you can get by without a tablet

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http://tinyurl.com/ktdclr

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http://tinyurl.com/nj5abm

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http://tinyurl.com/my6udz

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http://tinyurl.com/lcmka5

Online Course Design : 

Online Course Design Orientation & Setup Virtual Classroom Interactive Learning Materials Online Homework

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Homework motivates viewing and reading the lessons and essentially sets the course schedule.

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Algorithmically- generated problems

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Instant Feedback

Video Game Culture : 

Video Game Culture = ?

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Video Game Culture Quest for Points

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Online Course Design Orientation & Setup Virtual Classroom Blended Environment Interactive Learning Materials Online Homework

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Online F2F

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Online F2F Blended

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Age diversity is back

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What about in the classroom?

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How do the online students do?

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Online students F2F students At the end… (calc 2)

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Online students F2F students At the end… (calc 2)

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Exam 1 Exam 2 Patterns… (calculus 1)

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Exam 1 Exam 2 Patterns… (calculus 1)

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Online Course Design Orientation & Setup Virtual Classroom Interactive Learning Materials Online Homework

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Math students will participate in a “social” environment

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Math students will participate in a “social” environment

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Each “topic” consists Of multiple posts

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Each “topic” consists Of multiple posts

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Here’s an expanded “topic”

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Here’s an expanded “topic”

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Avatars for eye-catching announcements

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Avatars for eye-catching announcements

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Free Audio on both ends Interactive whiteboard Video option Chat Recorded

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Chat window Recorded Sessions

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Students can also record and share short videos of up to 5 minutes

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http://tinyurl.com/nkz84h

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http://tinyurl.com/mxg3a7

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http://tinyurl.com/mavmdo

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twitter

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rss

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instant messaging

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social networks email

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digsby

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Online Course Design Orientation & Setup Virtual Classroom Interactive Learning Materials Online Homework

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Can’t write math online? http://www.freeimages.co.uk/

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If you can get the mathematics to your computer screen, you can share it.

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How are you going to see their work? Some images from: http://www.sxc.hu

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How are you going to see their work? Some images from: http://www.sxc.hu

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How are you going to see their work? Some images from: http://www.sxc.hu

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How are you going to see their work? Some images from: http://www.sxc.hu

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How are you going to see their work? Some images from: http://www.sxc.hu

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How are you going to see their work? Some images from: http://www.sxc.hu

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Let’s take a look.

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students can easily type the math using a WYSIWYG editor

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there are dozens of online graphing programs

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online wz grapher

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webgraphing.com

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webgraphing.com

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there are dozens of CAS programs (some of them free)

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and now, we can also add direct links from Wolfram|Alpha

Online Course Design : 

Online Course Design Orientation & Setup Virtual Classroom Interactive Learning Materials Online Homework

Online Course Design : 

Online Course Design Orientation & Setup Virtual Classroom Interactive Learning Materials Online Homework

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Exams ?

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Proctored Testing Center

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Why?

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After looking at all this technology

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1. Nothing will yet take the place of a good math assessment

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2. There are too many ways to “ bypass” the system.

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Securexam Remote Proctor

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Online Course Design Orientation & Setup Virtual Classroom Interactive Learning Materials Online Homework

In closing … : 

In closing …

suspicions : 

suspicions Success in Online Class Level of Math

curiosities : 

curiosities Number of Online Classes Level of Math

irony : 

irony Difficulty of Repeatedly Prepping for Class Level of Math

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Math Faculty Online Math

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Appropriate Faculty Development Math Faculty Online Math

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TIME + Math Faculty Online Math Appropriate Faculty Development

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To find this presentation… www.TeachingCollegeMath.com Under “Resources” Questions?

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