GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE MATHONLINE PROGRAM Through extensive surveys completed over the past twelve semesters, we have found that the MathOnline method of presentation is of great benefit to not only those students who take the courses at a distance (students who could not otherwise have participated in such courses), but also to the in-class, 'traditional' students as well. All students can make use of the archiving and synchronous, distance learning features of the system !!
PHILOSOPHY Although a student may complete these courses while never setting foot on the CU – Colorado Springs campus, it is our intention that these course sections will be virtually identical in almost every way to the corresponding traditional, ‘in-class’ sections. For instance, we will lecture at specific times during the week and these lectures (in audio and whiteboard format) will be archived for later playback. While we encourage students to synchronously participate in the live, real-time lecture, we realize that this is not always possible so we offer this course asynchronously via the archived lectures. We will encourage interaction between instructor and student during lectures. We expect students to complete and submit homework on a regular basis. Students will take examinations on predetermined dates. These courses should NOT be viewed as a static series of web-pages to which students can come and go at their leisure. Rather, these are vibrant, fluid, and interactive!
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MATHONLINE PROGRAM In order to participate (and receive credit) for any UCCS Mathematics On-line course from off campus, students will need access to the following computer-related technologies:
Microsoft Windows XP or later
Apple Macintosh OSX
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
Apple Safari 2.0 or later
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or later
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An e-mail address, Internet Access and a Sound Card with a speaker or headphones
Apple Quicktime to view videos
Adobe Reader or Apple Preview to read PDF Files
Additional software (such as Maple or Matlab) may be required for specific courses.
CONTACT INFORMATION Contact the MathOnline Program office at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (719) 255-4071 .