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General Information Math1111 Online
Spring 2013

Online MATH1111 is designed for those who need flexibility in their schedule, feel comfortable communicating by email, have some experience using the Internet, and are self-motivated.  It is a great way to learn at home and with a course based on interesting projects that use real data.  The only required on-campus meetings is a proctored final exam.  In addtion, you are required to log-in the first week of class. See below for more information.

Class starts on January 5, 2013.  All students must have good computer skills, be online the first week, and take an on campus final exam.  The orientation will be administered online and can be found in the "Orientation" module within the Desire2Learn (D2L) course section. This orientation must be completed by January 11, 2013.  All students are encouraged to attend the" meet your professor and get to know the course" orientation session that will be held on Saturday, January 5th, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on the Cartersville campus in Room TBA.  Contact Dr. Jeff Linek at jlinek@highlands.edu or 678-872-8065 if you have questions about the course.

Mandatory Actions You Must Take

1. Required Log-In: You are required to log-in to both the GeorgiaView Vista and the My Math Lab sites by January 11, 2013.  Any student who does not meet this logo-in requirement and does not contact your professor is subject to withdrawal from the course.

2.  Final Exam on Campus: All students are required to take an on campus final exam.  The dates will be announced at the orientation.  The final will only be given on a computer in one of GHC testing centers using the Gerogiaview Vista system.
The final exam will require you to make an appointment to take the midterm at one of the GHC testing centers by 5 pm on a date announced at the orientation.  See the Final Exam section in the course syllabus for more information.

3. Get these Required Materials:

  • Textbook Print or eBook: Precalculus, Fourth Edition, Robert Blitzer 

  • The Course Compass MyMathLab access code –buy bundled with the textbook

  • Calculator: Each student taking this course needs access to a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator.   Students are required to use their calculator while participating in class, on quizzes, projects, on the final exam, and completing homework exercises.  

  • You are expected to have a reliable computer and Internet provider at your home.

 

What is College Algebra course about?

This course is a functional approach to algebra that incorporates the use of appropriate technology such as the TI-84 calculator. Emphasis will be placed on the study of functions and their graphs; inequalities; and linear, quadratic, piece-wise defined, rational, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions. Appropriate applications will be included. Students receive credit toward graduation for MATH111.

What is the work load?

Since this is a 3 hour course and the semester is 15 weeks, in general, students can expect to spend 9 to 15 hours a week involved in course work.  However, if your computer is at your home, you will save the drive time of going to and from campus twice a week. In addition, there are times when you can complete assignments ahead of the course schedule which may help with your time management and balancing your other responsibilities.

 What about the Course Materials and delivery?

The course uses the GHC Desire2Learn (D2L)system  to deliver the syllabus, weekly assignments, quizzes, projects, and discussion area.  The lessons and weekly homewok assignments, are accessed by using the My Math Lab (coursecompass) Web site.  The course is setup around Units pages that guide students through the week’s assignments.  While the textbook and MyMathLab site are the primary resource, each weekly page will contains links to other resources to help you learn.

Unit and Graded Assignment Outline

Follow this link to find out more Assignments and Units


Am I ready for an online class? Will I be successful in this course?


If this is your first online course, it is highly recommend that you take the Online Education Readiness Assessment    to assess your readiness, your goals, and your learning preferences.  

At Georgia Highlands College, we want you to have a successful eLearning experience.  However, we recognize that eLearning requires a specific set of learning skills and may not be for everyone.   Therefore, we highly recommend that you use the  Online Education Readiness Assessment    to assess your readiness, your goals, and your learning preferences.  So, go to the Readiness Assessment  at  http://goml.readi.info/

On that page you will find several User Names and Passwords.  Select and use the one that best fits your major area of study.  When the Online Education Readiness Assessment    opens, you will notice a navigation bar on the left side. The items listed in the bar are the areas that you will be measured on by the indicator.  At the end, a report will be displayed which you can use to help you prepare to be successful as a distance-learning student.

Page last updated: November 7, 2012