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Five Minutes to a More Exciting, Engaging Online Course, Part 1
I reserve five minutes of every class session to accomplish my big goals for the course. Here are the three themes we will introduce in this presentation:
Why do we call it Algebra?
Thursday 5/28/20 1:00 pm PST: Click to REGISTER
Enter the city of Baghdad in the year 750 and find a diverse population, living in relative harmony, and collaborating on projects in mathematics and science that have benefited the rest of the world ever since. As we follow the projects from Baghdad to Spain, and then into Europe, we see a picture of the Middle East that is different from the one we see in the media today. We find people and cultures that we identify with, giving us and our students a new perspective on the world we live in today. Lots of good content for you online courses.
Computers should not Teach our Online Courses
Friday 5/29/20 12:15 pm PST: Click to REGISTER
Online classes are here to stay; let's be sure our schools don't turn these courses over to computers and software to teach them. This presentation will include some interesting experiences I have had teaching large online courses and asking to be compensated, my visits to some of the larger educational technology companies, the failure of big course companies to help developmental math students, and what our colleges may planning for future online courses.
Recordings of Previous Meetings
REGISTER: Wednesday 5/20/20 1:00 pm PST Click here for recording.
Plus: An interview with Denny Burzynski, author of Applied Calculus.
REGISTER: Thursday 5/21/20 1:00 pm PST Click here for recording.
Thursday 5/14/20 11:00 am PST. Click here for recording.
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