Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Getting Started With Online Activity

My class meets once a week for two hours with one hour in a computer laboratory. The last two sessions were used to get students registered and performed a mock session for an online management system and do a trial run on Tumblr. At the same time, they were asked to post a short paragraph about their prior experience with mathematics.

Today they were given a problem to solve and then ask to post their solutions in Tumblr. I commented on their results and give them an opprotunity to correct any mistakes. If on the second try they didn't get the right answer, I suggest that they look at one of the postings for possible hints.

The session went very well, given the fact that they never seen such problem in class. I next step is to have students post at least one response to any student in the class for a weekly online activity. Let's see how it goes!

http://mathbloglagcc.tumblr.com/

2 comments:

  1. I love the project you are working on!

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  2. It's amazing how much faster we continue to move and the students are so willing to go for the ride! I'm going to miss this magical interaction with a fellow professor and MAT115 & MAT096 students once our Community 2.0 Seminar ends. Luckily, we still have ten solid weeks to go--Whohooo!

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