Contact Instructor: Libby Gore
General Online Course Information
Online MATH 1111 is designed for those who need flexibility in their schedule, feel comfortable communicating by email, have some experience using the Internet and Internet based programs, and are self-motivated. It is a great way to gain this valuable information, working when you have the chance from your own home.
What is the work load?
Since this is a 3 hour course, in general, students can expect to spend 3 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.
The course content will be delivered via the Desire2Learn learning management system and the MyMathLab online textbook content system. You will complete a course orientation within D2L, then begin the course content in MML. There are seven units to work through, including the orientation module. You will be completing homework, discussion board posts, and quizzes for each. The Desire2Learn section is set up to walk you step by step through the entire course. Click the image below for information on accessing your Desire2Learn account. You will find our class listed as "College Algebra Section W1 Spring Semester 2013 CO".
Am I ready for an online class? Will you be successful in this course?
If this is your first online course, I would highly recommend that you take the Readiness for Education At a Distance Indicator (READI) to assess your readiness, your goals, and your learning preferences.
You can find the READI 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 READI 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.
Mandatory Attendance :
There are no mandatory face-to-face requirements for the course. However, since this is an online course, you must correspond with the instructor via email at least once a week. Students who neglect to correspond once per week, will be considered 'absent' and may be subject to withdrawal for excessive absences.
Online Math Program: MyMathLab accessed by Pearson Education accessed at http://www.mymathlab.com/
**You MUST purchase access to MyMathLab!! All homework, quizzes, and exams will be completed here.**
Textbook: Precalculus, 4th Edition, by Robert Blitzer ISBN: 9780321559845
**You can save money by purchasing the online access ONLY. Your textbook is in MyMathLab in PDF format.**
Calculator: Each student taking this course needs access to a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator. Students are permitted to use their calcultor to complete homework exercises, quizzes, and exams.
Off-campus Internet Access: Each student MUST have RELIABLE internet access from a computer that is off campus.