From the Online Calculus Trenches

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This is an interactive presentation that allows you to navigate in a nonlinear manner. Learn about the tools I've used in the last year to teach online calculus.

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Teaching from theOnline Calculus Trenches : 

Teaching from theOnline Calculus Trenches Maria H. Andersen Muskegon Community College www.tcmtechnologyblog.blogspot.com

Why online? : 

Why online?

Why not? : 

Why not?

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Can’t write math online.

Students can’t learnmathematics online. : 

Students can’t learnmathematics online.

There’s not sufficient technology to “do math” online. : 

There’s not sufficient technology to “do math” online.

I won’t like it. : 

I won’t like it.

Excuses, excuses … : 

Excuses, excuses …

Online Calculus Home : 

Online Calculus Home Did it work? The Future Online Homework Video Lessons Communication Interactive Learning Materials Blended Environment, Participation The Math Testing Issue My Journey The “equation” problem

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My first computer

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Note the stunning graphics

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… and the motivational incentive

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Last

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Versatile

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Independent of publishers

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Algorithmically- generated problems

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Instant Feedback

Video Game Culture : 

Video Game Culture = ?

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Last Video Game Culture Quest for Points

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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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Want to see?

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students can type the math using a WYSIWYG editor

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MathType Lite is, after all, free.

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Students can also record short videos of up to 5 minutes

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Last So, maybe that whole math equation thing isn’t so much of a problem.

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Links to Screencast Videos

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Color highlighting = improved understanding

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Last

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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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Tutorials for Students: Using Jing for Handwriting Using Jing with MathType Using Jing for a Graph Using Jing with Wolfram Demos

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Free Audio on both ends Interactive whiteboard Video option Chat Recorded

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Chat window Recorded Session

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Last Avatars for eye-catching announcements

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Demos with Positive Impact

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Wolfram Demonstrations

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Stewart TEC Modules

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Visual Calculus Last

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Online F2F Blended

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Age diversity is back

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What about in the classroom? Last

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Will students cheat on homework?

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no more than usual

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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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After looking at all this technology

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Nothing will yet take the place of a good math assessment

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Last

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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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Future ?

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?

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Secure Remote Proctor ? (not yet, but add peripheral tablets and we’ll talk…)

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Multiverse ? Last

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 Last

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