OER + Math = My Open Math! We call her “MOM”…
Exciting news for math faculty and administrators! VCCS CIF grant winners Libby and Matthew Watts from TCC have created a schedule of learning opportunities for math faculty to discover all the awesome tools for teaching math in the VCCS without expensive publishers’ textbooks and materials. Saving students money on expensive textbooks: excellent. The results can mean more credits, faster completion, fewer job hours needed and more study time. But being sure every single student in class is prepared to succeed from day one = priceless!
Here are the upcoming workshops and the link for participants to register. The registration is very important because it asks if you already have an instructor account for MOM, and if you don’t, instructions are provided on how to sign up.
- March 18 – Tidewater Community College (Virginia Beach campus)
- Apr 1 – Thomas Nelson Community College (Hampton campus)
- Apr 8 – Wytheville Community College
- Apr 22 – Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria campus)
- Apr 29 – Reynolds Community College (Parham Road campus)
MOVE 102 – Having been introduced to the basic features of MOM in MOVE 101, faculty are likely to use the site for assessments in their classes. While canned courses are available with complete sets of assessments, modifications are likely needed to align with the VCCS prescribed outcomes for specific courses or just to suit the preferences of the instructor’s teaching style. Since the MOM site is still somewhat nascent in its development, the database of questions is limited and in need of contributions from subject matter experts such as yourselves. Move 102 will have you creating assessments, configuring the settings, and searching, modifying and creating questions like a pro!