First Semester Experiences in Implementing a Mathematics Emporium Model PROCEEDINGS
Brian Beaudrie, Dana Ernst, Barbara Boschmans, Northern Arizona University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: In the fall of 2011, the President of Northern Arizona University mandated that the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at NAU begin the process of redesigning the delivery of some freshman-level mathematics courses from the traditional model to one that would be web-based. These redesigned courses would then be offered in an emporium-style setting, at a yet-to-be determined site. There were also two other factors that were mandated: the redesigned courses had to involve at least 2000 students per semester, and everything must be fully operational within one year, by the fall of 2012. This short paper details the work involved in the attempt to accomplish these goals. It will discuss the structure of the courses, the policies of the newly created Lumberjack Mathematics Center, and other pertinent factors. Preliminary statistical data will presented concerning student performance for the fall semester of 2012.
Beaudrie, B., Ernst, D. & Boschmans, B. (2013). First Semester Experiences in Implementing a Mathematics Emporium Model. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 223-228). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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