NYSMATYC Survey Ė April 2002

Distance Learning

Submitted by:

Jodi Cotten

NYSMATYC Curriculum Chair

 

1: Instructor: Sharon Testone, Ph.D.

2: College: Onondaga Community College

3: Name of Course: Mat 088 - Beginning Algebra with Applications

4: Method of Distance Learning: SUNY Learning Network

5: Name of Textbook Introductory Algebra by Bittinger

6: Why did you choose this textbook?  It has CD Rom Videos and Mathxl
tutorial

7: Does the textbook have a dedicated site? If  so, do you use it in the class?  Yes.  The tutorial is optional, but I plan to use it more when AW converts it to My Math Lab

8: What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class? Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook?  Supplements mentioned above and I use learning materials that I have written and mini lectures.  I have used the materials for many years and continually update the packets. I have subdivided the material in "bite-sized" units for use with my on-line course.

9: Why do you teach a class via distance learning?  I always wanted to try this mode of instruction and I do enjoy the opportunity to design a course in a different learning environment.  Additionally, it provides me with flexibility because I am involved with many committees, etc. on campus.

10: What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course? How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not?  I received no compensation for developing the course, which took me at 300 hours initially to develop.  If I didn't have the learning materials available to me, it would have taken twice that long.  For teach the course, I am paid the same as if it were taught on campus.  Last semester, I spend twice as long on my distance-learning course as I did teaching one on campus.

11: What is the quota for your distance learning classes?  Class limits are the same as on campus 15 -1 7 students.

12: How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored?  Other?  This is a noncredit course, competency based. All exams are given unproctored on-line with the exception of the departmental final.  To pass the course, students need a grade of 80% on each of 5 exams and an 80% on the final.  They come to campus for the final or if they live at a great distance, they have an acceptable proctor.  Last semester, all of my students who did well on their online exams, did just as well when I gave them the proctored final.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1: Instructor: Raymond LaBounty

 

2: College: Corning Community College

 

3: Name of Course: Intermediate Algebra

 

4: Method of Distance Learning: Blackboard via Internet

 

5: Name of Textbook: Beginning Algebra with Applications

 

6: Why did you choose this textbook? Divisionís choice

 

7: Does the textbook have a dedicated site? If so, do you use it in the
class? Yes, no

 

8: What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class? Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook? CD that comes with lessons, exercises and quizzes

 

9: Why do you teach a class via distance learning? 

 

10: What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course? How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not? Pat Keeler developed the course, I get paid for an evening class (adjunct rate) It's considered overload 

 

11: What is the quota for your distance learning classes? 12 - 18

 

12: How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored? Other? 3 exams online and 3 Proctored plus a final that they have to pass to pass the class

 

 

Instructor:Michael Oppedisano

College: SUNY Morrisville

Name of Course: :  Algebra and Trigonometry II

Method of Distance Learning: Internet

Name of Textbook:  Basic Technical Mathematics

Why did you choose this textbook?  We wanted consistency with the book used for the same course in the traditional on campus course offering.

Does the textbook have a dedicated site? If so, do you use it?  No

What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class? Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook?   None

Why do you teach a class via distance learning?  Our Computer Info Services Dept wanted to offer as many of the required courses for their degree online and Math 102 is one of those courses.  Our department was invited to develop a course for this purpose and I volunteered.

What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course? How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not?   I was compensated with a one-time payment of $2000 for developing the course.  It has been offered a number of semesters but has only run twice.  When it runs, it is either part of my load, or if it is above my normal load, then I am paid the same as any other overload course.

What is the quota for your distance learning classes? 10 students

How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored? Other?   Weekly quizzed are given online and unproctored. (Honor system)  The Midterm and Final were proctored and given on paper for those students who live close enough to come to campus, which was all except one student. For the long distance student, I faxed the exam to him, he took it unproctored, and faxed it back.  Again this required a certain amount of trust on my part.

Instructor:Michael Oppedisano

College: SUNY Morrisville

Name of Course: :  Algebra and Trigonometry II

Method of Distance Learning: Internet

Name of Textbook:  Basic Technical Mathematics

06WhyTextbook?  We wanted consistency with the book used for the same course in the traditional on campus course offering.

Does the textbook have a dedicated site? If so, do you use it?  No

What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class? Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook?   None

Why do you teach a class via distance learning?  Our Computer Info Services Dept wanted to offer as many of the required courses for their degree online and Math 102 is one of those courses.  Our department was invited to develop a course for this purpose and I volunteered.

What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course? How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not?   I was compensated with a one-time payment of $2000 for developing the course.  It has been offered a number of semesters but has only run twice.  When it runs, it is either part of my load, or if it is above my normal load, then I am paid the same as any other overload course.

What is the quota for your distance learning classes? 10 students

How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored? Other?   Weekly quizzed are given online and unproctored. (Honor system)  The Midterm and Final were proctored and on paper for those students who live close enough come to campus, which was all except one student. For the long distance student, I faxed the exam to him, he took it unproctored, and faxed it back.  Again this required a certain amount of trust on my part.

 

 

 

1) Daniel Miller

2) Niagara County Community College

3) Contemporary Mathematics

4) Internet

5) Prentice Hall/Blitzer - Thinking Mathematically

6) Author is outstanding

7a) Dedicated site: Yes
7b) Do I use: No (it is not very good)

8) Students Solution manual (no others)

9) Serious answer: It is interesting to me; the College needed to add math online.
9) Answer that I give everyone: The benefit of teaching online is that you only have to work HALF DAYS....And you can choose which TWELVE HOURS that will be.

10) We are paid overload pay to prep it. We are paid an extra overload pay for first running of course. We must commit to teach it at least twice. Translation: We are given 2-for-1 credits the first two times we teach it.

11) 20 the first time, normal (25-28) after that.

12) Exams are proctored (on-site if possible)

 

1: Instructor: Jennifer Davis 

2: College: Ulster County Community College 

3: Name of Course: Foundations of Elementary School Mathematics 

4: Method of Distance Learning: SLN 

5: Name of Textbook:  We used to use Mathematics for Elementary Teachers. Now we don't use any text...too much hassle.

6: Why did you choose this textbook? Studentís transfer to SUNY New Paltz and this is the book that they use. 

7: Does the textbook have a dedicated site? If so, do you use it in the class? Yes. No. 

8: What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class? Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook? CD of Virtual Manipulatives. Very good resource. 

9: Why do you teach a class via distance learning? College encouraged us to develop the course. 

10: What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course? How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not? I received $2000 for developing the course and receive regular compensation for teaching it (usually overload). 

11: What is the quota for your distance learning classes? 15 

12: How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored? Other? Mid-term and final exam. Students must either find an "approved" proctor or come to campus to take the exam. 

 

 

Instructor:Ken Mead

College: Genesee CC

Name of Course: :  Intermediate Algebra

Method of Distance Learning: Online internet based course

Name of Textbook:  Bittenger's Intermediate Algebra 8th Edition

Why did you choose this textbook?  Plenty of practice exercises, excellent video and internet based tutorial support, 1-800 number for support, clearly written text.

Does the textbook have a dedicated site? If so, do you use it?  Yes and yes. The site is www.mathmax.com

What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class? Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook?   videotaped lectures, internet-based exercises.

Why do you teach a class via distance learning?  It's a challenge, and I've been involved with distance learning here at the college since the early 90's.

What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course? How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not?   $0 for development, and nothing extra for teaching an online course.

What is the quota for your distance learning classes? same as a traditional course: 32 students

How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored? Other?   I give proctored exams.

 

 

1: Instructor: Diane Zych

 

2: College: Erie Community College - North Campus

 

3: Name of Course: College Math II

 

4: Method of Distance Learning: on line using the blackboard platform

 

5: Name of TextbookAlgebra and Trigonometry by Sullivan

 

6: Why did you choose this textbook?The dept. uses it for regular classes.

 

7: Does the textbook have a dedicated site? If so, do you use it in the class? Yes, don't know if I will.

 

8: What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class? Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook?don't know

 

9: Why do you teach a class via distance learning?I wanted to experience another method of teaching, to learn new ideas, and to be current with technology.

 

10: What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course?How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not?In the process of negotiations.

 

11: What is the quota for your distance learning classes?in the process of negotiations - hoping for 20.

 

12: How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored? Other?Will probably have them come on campus for the exams.Not entirely sure yet.

 

 

 

Instructor:Mary Jane Heider

College: Genesee Community College

Name of Course: :  Mat 129 - Statistics

Method of Distance Learning: Using WebCT for the primary delivery. I have a web site I use for files that are too much of a nuisance to put into WebCT (some power point presentations that came with the text book). The web site also serves as a "backup" in case there ever are problems with the WebCT server.

Name of Textbook:  Statistics - Picturing the World by Larsen and Farber

Why did you choose this textbook?  I'm an adjunct and the full time folk are using this. But it's a great book for supporting a
distance learning class.

Does the textbook have a dedicated site? If so, do you use it?  Yes. Not really. It doesn't give a lot of stand-alone materials that I think are useful.

What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class? Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook?   Usual supplements.  There are WebCT and BlackBoard modules; I do not use the WebCT module.

Why do you teach a class via distance learning?  a) For the experience since I have a "day job" supporting distance learning faculty
b) An opportunity to 'teach' statistics that allows me flexibility. My day job is busy enough that I really don't have the time for a face-to-face class.

What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course? How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not?   No compensation for developing an on-line course. Pay for delivery is the same as a face-to-face course.

What is the quota for your distance learning classes? Same as face-to-face courses.

How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored? Other?   Quizzes are on-line and open book; they can be re- taken as many times as the student would like to take them. Exams are on-line, one time only and are open book.
I always gave open book exams in a face-to-face class, so this is not a change for me.

 

 

Instructor:Patricia Kuby

College: Monroe Community College

Name of Course: :  MTH 160  Statistics I

Method of Distance Learning: Lotus Notes

Name of Textbook:  Elementary Statistics, 8th edition by  Johnson/Kuby

Why did you choose this textbook?  Use this textbook for all of my on campus courses.

Does the textbook have a dedicated site? If so, do you use it?  It has a website, but I do not use it in the class.

What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class? Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook?   A Student's Solution Manual is available. Students purchase their textbooks shrink-wrapped with.  Minitab and CyberStats (an interactive web-based software).

Why do you teach a class via distance learning?  I started using CyberSTats in the classroom and thought that it would work very well in an online environment.  There was also a need for more sections of online Statistics, so I developed a course using the above components.

What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course? How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not?   I did not receive any compensation because  MCC already had a person develop a Statistics I course (even though mine is different - that is the policy).

What is the quota for your distance learning classes? around 30 students

How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored? Other?   They have open book online quizzes and projects  for each section. Each student's project is different enough due to the data selected.  The final exam is comprehensive (not open book) and they must either come  to MCC to take the exam or provide a proctor at a specified site (all of which must be approved by me beforehand).

 

 

 

 

Instructor:Jeri Fairman

02College: Jefferson CC

Name of Course: :  Intermediate Algebra

Method of Distance Learning: Online - SLN

Name of Textbook:  Intermediate Algebra a Graphing Approach(Martin-Gay)

Why did you choose this textbook?  This is the text we use in our other  Intermediate Algebra sections.  We continue to use it because of its good explanations.

Does the textbook have a dedicated site? If so, do you use it?  Yes - I use it a little.  The site is more of a practice quiz and real data kind of site.

What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class? Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook?   There is a web-based streaming video site that the publisher has said they will give me access to. I have not done so as of yet.  That is a summer project for me.

My students are expected to purchase a TI-83   (like our other students) and the TI-Graphlink (not purchased by on campus students)

I also require these students to buy the student solutions manual.

09 Why teach:

1)  I like that it makes my time more flexible.
2)  I think it is important to stay current in my field and one way to stay current is to use the available technology.
3)  I guess you can say I like a challenge.

What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course? How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not?   I will put this in the US Mail to you Jodi. It has several pages.

What is the quota for your distance learning classes? Math courses are set at 20 the first time you teach and 25 after that.

How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored? Other?   Open book - open note - etc.
I try to develop some questions that can only be completed if the student participated in the classroom discussions.  Also - I often use multiple versions of exams so that direct copying is less likely.

Also - a large enough quantity of points are given for discussions so that students must participate to be successful.  I try to make it so that no one would want to do the work for their friend unless they were being paid dearly for it.

 

 

 

1. Peter Arvanites

2. Rockland Community College

3. MAT 101 Elementary Algebra and Intermediate Algebra

4. Videotapes and CD ROM

5. Beginning Algebra by Charles McKeague

Intermediate Algebra by Charles McKeague

6. The textbook is especially well suited for independent study.  The solutions to problems are written in detail.  There are margin exercises corresponding to each example.  The videotapes are very well done.  There is a CD ROM, which comes with the textbook as a tutorial.

7. I do not believe that the textbook has a dedicated site.

8. There are videotapes, a CD ROM, and a student's solution manual.  I encourage students to use all of these.  There are no other supplements that I use.

9. I teach a distance learning class because it gives me a break from my other classroom sections where I lecture most of the time.  It is a nice change of pace.  It also gives students who would not be able to register for a classroom section an opportunity to complete the course in an alternative way.

10. I do not teach an on-line course.  I am not certain that math can be effectively taught on a computer in isolation.  One of the hallmarks of the distance-learning program at Rockland is that we have a math lab dedicated to distance learning students with three VCR's so that students may watch the videos right here in the lab.  I am also available for tutoring in person.  I also make sure that I am available one evening a week for students who work full-time during the day.  I consider math to be a "foreign language."  Students must learn the notation, symbols, and syntax.  The best way to master these (as when learning a new language) is to talk to someone about them in person.  I am compensated at the same rate that I am paid for my other courses.  A three-credit distance-learning course would be counted as three credits of my load.  I believe that this is fair and equitable.  I did not receive any compensation for developing the course.  I believe that I used the same amount of time to set the distance learning section up as I did to prepare for a lecture course that I was teaching for the first time.

11. The course enrollment limit for this course is 25 students per semester.  A section of the course is also offered over the summer.  I find that 25 is an appropriate number of students.  I keep a "portfolio" for each student.  It contains their exams, e-mails, etc.

12. All exams must be taken in the Testing Center at the College.  A photo ID is required.  The exams are closed book.  No calculators are allowed.  There is a full-time proctor in the Testing Center.

 

 

1: Instructor:††††††††††† Carolyn Curley

2: College:††††††††††† Erie Community College- South

3: Name of Course: College Math II

4: Method of Distance Learning: Blackboard

5: Name of Textbook:††††††††††† Trigonometry, 7th Edition, Lial, Hornsby, Schneider

6: Why did you choose this textbook?††

It seemed straightforward and readable for the student.It also had CDís with an instructor teaching each section.††

7: Does the textbook have a dedicated site? If so, do you use it in the class?

Yes it does. No I do not.

8: What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class? Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook?††

The solutions manual and the CDís I had packaged with the text.I use power point slides that I am creating for each section.

9: Why do you teach a class via distance learning?

I thought it would be challenging and creative and I think more and more students are learning using this medium.

10: What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course? How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not?

Currently, for two semesters of development of a particular course faculty are paid an extra stipend as long as the faculty person uses blackboard and attends the training upfront.Nothing extra is paid for teaching the course itself.

11: What is the quota for your distance learning classes?

Quota is 20.

12: How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored? Other?

I give 6 quizzes over the internet and students may drop their lowest grade.Students come to campus for their midterm and final or to a designated off-campus spot with an approved proctor.

 

 

Mark Manchester

SUNY Morrisville

 

No math courses are currently being offered via Distance Learning at SUNY Morrisville.  There have been attempts made in the past, but with little success.  If you want me to forward this to the person who has done Distance Learning IN THE PAST, I will.  Just let me know.

 

 

1: Instructor: Leslie Buck

2: College: Suffolk Community College, 533 College Road, Selden, NY
11784

3: Name of Course: 2 courses: Finite Mathematics and Discrete Mathematics

4: Method of Distance Learning: Synchronous between 3 campuses via fiber optic cable (I believe) and TV monitor

5: Name of Textbook: Finite Mathematics (I will send author and publisher) and Discrete Mathematics and its Applications, Rosen, McGraw-Hill

6: Why did you choose this textbook? I have used both books in my traditional courses.  The Rosen text has an accompanying web site with resources helpful to myself and to the students.

7: Does the textbook have a dedicated site? Yes mentioned above.  If so, do you use it in the class? I do not access the internet during class.

8: What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class? Just the website.  Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook? No.

 

9: Why do you teach a class via distance learning? I wanted to try it. I thought that things would progress in this direction and I had better get some experience.  There are some nice aspects such as small class size and a piece of equipment we call the "Elmo".  This is a wonderful document camera.  I use it extensively.  We use a TI86 frequently in upper level courses and in the Finite Math.  The Elmo allows teaching the calculator usage easily.  I can zoom in to the calc screen or zoom out to show the students the buttons I am pushing. I also use the Elmo to view documents such as prepared lecture notes and like a white board to go over homework.  I love the Elmo.  We now have a picture within a picture feature so that students can see me while we are using the Elmo.  I think that this is vital.  The reduced human contact experienced by students at the remote sites gives them a marked disadvantage.

10: What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course? 3 credits of release time the semester prior to implementation. How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not? Same.

11: What is the quota for your distance learning classes? I don't understand the question.

12: How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored? Other? Same as traditional, closed book and proctored at remote sites by professional assistants.  I proctor the remote sites as well, since I can see the class via the monitors.  One nice aspect is that every desk has a microphone.  I can hear a pin drop.

 

 

Ralph J. Bertelle

Columbia-Greene Community College.

We do not offer any math courses via distance learning at Columbia-Greene Community College

 

Karen Edwards

Paul Smithís College

 

We do not offer any math courses via distance learning at Paul Smith's College.

 

 

1: Instructor: Patricia Lanz

2: College: Erie Community College - South Campus

3: Name of Course: Survey of Math   ( MT112)

4: Method of Distance Learning:   Internet using BlackBoard hosted by
ECC.

5: Name of Textbook   Thinking Mathematically by Blitzer

6: Why did you choose this textbook?  I liked the book and the way the author presented the material and also the publisher offered online testing materials.

7: Does the textbook have a dedicated site? If so, do you use it in the class? Prentice Hall offers a site for the book and it has practice tests and ppt slides etc. but I do not use it.

8: What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class?  Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook?  There is a test course cartridge that I use for practice and chapter on line quizzes.  Also there were very weak power point slides
which I have supplemented. There are videos that no one has asked to use but I have made available in the library.  The only other supplement to the course is the math lab on campus.  I have several students that come to the lab for help.

9: Why do you teach a class via distance learning?  I wanted to try a new way of presenting the course.  Our college has an incentive for the first 2 semesters of teaching a course with a commitment for 2 more semesters.

10: What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course? How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not?  We should be compensated $3500 for 2 semesters of development.

11: What is the quota for your distance learning classes? 20

12: How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored? Other? I am giving Online quizzes for each chapter - they are timed and I have asked the students not use their book.  I require written homework every week which is submitted as an email attachment, faxed, mailed or dropped off at my office.  I require, over the semester, 4 of 5 projects to be worked on as a group or as individuals. I have an on-campus or proctored off-campus -- midterm and final. 

 

 

1: Instructor: Beverly R. Broomell

2: College: Suffolk County Community College

3: Name of Course: Calculus for Non-Science Majors

4: Method of Distance Learning: SLN (asynchronous)

5: Name of Textbook Calculus for Business, Economics, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences, 9th ed. by Barnett/Ziegler/Byleen

6: Why did you choose this textbook?  Recommendation of colleague and previous success with Barnett books in other courses.

7: Does the textbook have a dedicated site? If so, do you use it in the
class?  Yes, No, but I do refer students to it from time to time.

8: What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class? Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook?  The website and the usual ancillaries -- Solutions Manual, etc.

9: Why do you teach a class via distance learning?  The Dean of Instructional Technology requested that I teach it.

10: What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course? How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not?  For developing the course, I received 3 reassign hours for the semester prior to the first online course taught.  There is no pay difference.

11: What is the quota for your distance learning classes?  If you mean class size, 2/3 of the regular class size -- for my course, 22.

12: How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored? Other?  I give Problem Sets.  I would like to require an in-person/proctored Final Exam, but the dean says DE is DE and there should be no need for in-person exams.  The problem sets are open book, open notes.

 

 

Instructor:Jodi Cotten

College: Jamestown Community College

Name of Course: :  Problem Solving with Mathematics

Method of Distance Learning: SUNY Learning Network

Name of Textbook:  The Heart of Mathematics

06WhyTextbook?  We use it on campus and it is a wonderful book for the Liberal Arts Math courses. It's different and not an algebra based text.

Does the textbook have a dedicated site? If so, do you use it?  No. The book comes with a CD that has the same material on it.

What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class? Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook?   Manipulative Kit.

Why do you teach a class via distance learning?  I like the challenge, plus it is a wonderful way for students that cannot get to campus to get an education.

What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course? How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not?   $2000 for the development of the course. We are paid the same for an on-line class as an on campus class.

What is the quota for your distance learning classes? 22

How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored? Other?   All exams for this class are open book. My exams also include some type of short research paper and investigations that go beyond what I would put on the exam if it were taught on campus.I also give reading quizzes that are on-line that are open book, these cover the reading material in the textbook.

 

 

Instructor:Jodi

College: Jamestown Community College

Name of Course: :  Elementary Statistics

Method of Distance Learning: SUNY Learning Network

Name of Textbook:  Elementary Statistics - Larson/Farber

06WhyTextbook?  I like the supplements and dedicated website that go with this text. The website has power point presentations (which will be on CD for the new edition in the fall) and on-line quizzes that I have students take and send to me. Help on Minitab and graphing calculators are also available on the website.

Does the textbook have a dedicated site? If so, do you use it?  Yes. Yes I use it.

What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class? Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook?   Power Point Presentations, Minitab Manual, and Student Solutions Manual.

Why do you teach a class via distance learning?  Same as the last class. :)

What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course? How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not?   Same as the last class.

What is the quota for your distance learning classes? 22

How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored? Other?   All exams for this class are proctored. Students are allowed an 8.5x11 inch study sheet for formulas, no definitions...just like my on campus classes.

 

Instructor:Jodi Cotten

College: Jamestown Community College

Name of Course: :  Calculus I

Method of Distance Learning: SUNY Learning Network

Name of Textbook:  Calculus by Bradley/Smith

06WhyTextbook?  We use this text on campus.

Does the textbook have a dedicated site? If so, do you use it?  Yes. I do use it for my class. It has on-line quizzes, but I do not like them and have written my own in the class. These are open book and over the reading material from each section. It also has homework starters using Live Math. I have linked out to these from my class.

What supplements are available with your textbook for a distance learning class? Do you use other supplements that do not come with your textbook?   Student Solutions Manual. We also use Derive. Students are required to have access to it on a campus or buy Derive themselves.

Why do you teach a class via distance learning?  Initially, for the laptop! :)  This was my first on-line class. It sounded like a challenge and I took it! I now like the fact that students can take the class who has a difficult time getting to campus.

What compensation do you receive for developing an on-line course? How are you paid for teaching an on-line course, same as an on-campus class or not?   Same as for the others I have mentioned.

What is the quota for your distance learning classes? 22

How do you give exams? Open book? Proctored? Other?   All exams are proctored. I have on-line reading quizzes that are open book.