FINITE MATH ONLINE … IT’S NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S CORRESPONDENCE COURSE
THE BASICS DAY ONE OR BEFORE … Send an email or welcome announcement explaining the technological and mathematical requirements for success in the course.welcome announcement M118 FINITE MATH ONLINE INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION
THE BASICS Ask students about their knowledge of Computers MS Word MS Excel The TI 83 Graphing Calculator
THE BASICS Provide an online syllabus. Provide a link to a text book assignment. Provide Appropriate support links. TI ONLINE CALCULATOR TUTORIAL THE MATH PAGE
THE BASICS GROUPING Break the class up into groups of 4 to 6. Place a “tech savy”individual in each group. Have group members introduce themselves to one another in their forums. Provide an “ice breaker.”
ONLINE SUPPORT FORUMSFORUMS – Group members communicate with each other and you. Set up a forum for each group. Assign a percentage of each week’s grade for forum contributions. Check and clear messages each week. Encourage meaningful forum messages.
ONLINE SUPPORT CHATCHAT – Maintain virtual office hours using online chat. Disable or discourage personal email. Use mass emails only for very important events. Encourage the use of communication through the group forums and shared work spaces.
ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP SPACES GROUP SPACES - Encourage group members to share their problems and assignments in the group space. Check the group spaces periodically to see if students are having particular problems. Note who frequently does and does not contribute to the group effort.
ONLINE SUPPORT DROP BOXES DROP BOXES - Schedule drop boxes to appear and vanish on time. Encourage students to routinely log in and adhere to an online schedule and regimen. DO NOT ACCEPT HOMEWORK OR EXAMS LATE
IMPLEMENTATION Schedule Assignment Exam Day Rules for Online Exams Online Exam Answer Sheet
Common Misconceptions about Online Teaching and Learning Teaching an online class requires less time and organization than its classroom version. MYTH: Since the classroom is open 24/7, teaching an online course is two to three times more time consuming than its classroom counterpart.
Common Misconceptions about Online Teaching and Learning Students are more likely to cheat in online courses. MYTH: Statistically, students are no more likely to cheat in an online environment than in the typical classroom. Good students are reluctant to jeopardize their grade. It takes more effort to cheat in an online environment. There is the perception that the instructor is on constant vigil ….
Common Misconceptions about Online Teaching and Learning The size of an online class is unlimited. MYTH: Since time must be spent checking homework, forum messages, workspaces and exams, and in the virtual office … The ideal online class is between 15 and 20. Thirty is (without assistance) about maximum.
TYPICAL ONLINE RESOURCES THE LINEAR ALGEBRA TOOLKIT ONLINE MATRIX AND PIVOT TOOL INEQUALITY FUNCTION GRAPHER ALGEBRA AND MATH HELP ADVANCED MATH TOPICS EXCEL MATRIX AND PIVOT TOOL
ADVANTAGES OF ONLINE COURSES Only need to “Edit” the course once. Can teach from home, campus, on vacation. Course can be offered at any time. Classroom not required. Anyone can take the course. Prepares students for the modern workplace. Students accept more responsibility for …
LERN (LEARNING RESOURCES NETWORK) Become a CERTIFIED ONLINE INSTRUCTOR THANKS FOR YOUR TIME … GO MAA