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!



  1. I love the project you are working on!

  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!