Electronic Proceedings of the 12th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics



            Abstract for 13127

            Development and Implementation of the Online Mathematics Course.

            Authors: Bakhodirzhon Siddikov

            Affiliations: Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department of

            Mathematics, Ferris State University, 820 Campus Drive, ASC 2021,

            Big Rapids, Michigan 49307, USA



            For the last ten to fifteen years there has been wide exploration of

            innovative approaches to classroom instruction: the use of the

            computer in teaching science courses. Rapid development of the

            internet technology and improvements of mathematics software made

            possible designing and implementing all levels of mathematics

            courses to satisfy the nontraditional students’ need of being able

            to take the mathematics courses off-campus. Today, a majority of

            colleges and universities are offering the online mathematics



            In 2006, Ferris State University has received a grant from the U.S.

            Department of Education and Labor to develop the fully online the

            Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)

            program, which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. As part of

            this grant project, an “Intermediate Algebra and Numerical

            Trigonometry” online course has been developed, and implemented in

            2007. Maple software has been used to make the new online

            instruction platform more interactive and dynamic.

            This talk is about the results of the development and implementation

            of the online teaching platform for the “Intermediate Algebra and

            Numerical Trigonometry” course. We will discuss advantages and

            disadvantages of the developed online course. We will talk about the

            different techniques of preventing academic cheating in taking the

            online mathematics courses, as well as difficulties of designing

            online tests, quizzes, lecture notes, and discussion of the homework

            problems. We will share with the audience our experiences of

            overcoming these difficulties. At the end of the talk, we will

            discuss the statistical results of the implementation of the online

            “Intermediate Algebra and Numerical Trigonometry” course at Ferris

            State University, Michigan, U.S.A. in 2007.