Developing, Implementing, and Assessing Methods for Engaging Students in Online and Blended Undergraduate Mathematics Classes

The New School New York NY
Lia Margolin
Presentation Date: 
Friday, April 5, 2019
Event or Conference: 
SENCER Mid Atlantic Conference
Presentation Type: 
Paper Presentation
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Presentation Location: 
New York, NY
United States
The problem of poor student retention and performance in college mathematics classes is an increasing concern for many colleges and universities. Recent studies demonstrated that incorporating technology in mathematics classrooms may have a positive effect on student learning. More research is needed to develop effective means for engaging liberal arts students in online and blended mathematics classes. This presentation will introduce new effective methods for engaging liberal arts students in online and blended mathematics classes and discuss the effects of implementing Enhanced Web Assign (EWA) and Hawkes Learning Technologies (HLT) platforms on student performance and retention by comparing student learning outcomes among Intermediate Algebra classes offered face-to-face (without EWA technology), and online (with EWA technology) and Quantitative Reasoning classes offered face to face (without HLT) and blended (with HLT) environments during 2017-2018 academic year. Study subjects are selected from socially and economically diverse student body representing 48 states and 60 countries. Women comprise 75% of the student population, and 32% represent ethnically diverse minorities