College Readiness: UW Math MOOC

Thursday, October 10, 2013
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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 College Readiness:  University of Wisconsin System's Math MOOC.  Please join us October 10 to welcome Dr. Robert Hoar and Dr. Jennifer Kosiak.

MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, are technological innovations that create new ways fro people to learn. The typical MOOC is a fully online course in which students have zero-cost access to the course and all of its instructional materials.

With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation a team at UW La Crosse designed a Math MOOC to align with the on-campus remedial math course MTH 051: Intermediate Algebra. The team’s goal was that successful completion of the MOOC would prepare students for placement beyond MTH 051 in the curriculum, allowing them to enter college-level math and science courses. After a successful pilot in the summer of 2012, the MOOC was opened to interested students from around the world. This was the first MOOC developed in the UW System.

On October 10 two of the faculty involved in this project will visit UW-Whitewater to share their experiences in building the College Readiness Math MOOC and their hopes for the future.  Robert is a Professor of Mathematics and Director of the UW System Institute for Innovation in Undergraduate Research and Learning and Jennifer Kosiak is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at UW La Crosse.

October 10, 2013, 11:00-12:00 CST
HH4303, Dean’s Executive Conference Room. 4th Floor of Hyland Hall

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