Presentation on theme: "Virginia Techs Math Emporium Developing a Student-Centered Advanced Learning Community."— Presentation transcript:
Virginia Techs Math Emporium Developing a Student-Centered Advanced Learning Community
3 Courses b 1015 Pre-Calculus - Computer Tutorials b 1016 Calculus/Trig (Biology, etc.) b 2015-6 Calculus b 1114 Linear Algebra - Online course b 1205-6 Calculus b 1224 Vector Geometry - Interviews b 1525-6 Calculus/Matrices (Business) b 1535-6 Calculus/Geometry (Architects)
4 Math 1114 Linear Algebra TRADITIONAL b b Two class meetings per week b b 38 sections (fall) b b Individual tests b b Mix of faculty, GTAs b b Textbook b b Office hours REDESIGNED b No class meetings b 1 faculty member b Software 24/7 b Quizzes on line, uniform tests b Emporium help 74 hours/week b Peer tutors
5 Web - Based Resources b b Interactive tutorials b b Electronic textbook b b Practice exercises with video solutions b b On-line quizzes b b Online testing system b b Oracle database for the system
6 1114 - Long term operational savings
7 Some General Issues b How will we pay for course development and updating? b How can we keep accounts for academic work like this? b How can we help the helpers? b Will Math faculty take ownership?