Analysis of passing rates of online math courses
Sandra Fital-Akelbek, Mahmud Akelbek, Weber State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: Online math courses are usually less successful than traditional face-to-face math courses offered on campus, because of limited resources available to students and instructors. In 2009 and 2010 we offered an online math course with a new design and incorporation of recorded lectures, which significantly improved passing rates. In this talk we analyze passing rates, comparing the online math course with a face-to-face counterpart and we present factors that contributed to the success of the online math course. The study provides valuable information for future math educators on content coursework of online math courses. We hope that this talk will give ideas on how to improve passing rates of math courses. It may also encourage others to redesign and offer online math courses despite the limitations of cost efficient technology available to students.
Fital-Akelbek, S. & Akelbek, M. (2011). Analysis of passing rates of online math courses. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 274-279). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).