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A Revolutionary Approach to Distance Learning. Our Approach – an Overview. Students learn at their own pace and are completely in charge of their learning. Faculty function as guides, available to support and assist students on an as needed basis. Course of Study. Syllabus E-Text Videos

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our approach an overview
Our Approach – an Overview
  • Students learn at their own pace and are completely in charge of their learning.
  • Faculty function as guides, available to support and assist students on an as needed basis
course of study
Course of Study
  • Syllabus
  • E-Text
  • Videos
  • Practice Problems
  • Practice Tests
  • Weblinks
  • Animations
i teach
  • I don’t lecture
  • I don’t grade papers
  • I don’t write syllabi
  • I don’t write tests or quizzes
  • I don’t design courses
  • I don’t design collaborative learning activities
how do we teach
How do we teach?
  • Student Mentors
  • Course Mentors
    • Math Help Line
    • Individual Appointments
      • Telephone
      • Screen Share
      • Tablet
    • Webinars
    • Cohorts
    • Communities
    • Email
does it work
Does it work?
  • Course completion rates vary among courses
  • Gen Ed Math course completion (pass) rates for 2012-2013
    • Ranged between 62% and 85%
    • Approximately 2000 students were assigned to these courses at any one time

-----Original Message-----Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 8:44 PMTo: qlSubject: Community Request: CMC1

Message:Okay, I haven't done any algebra since 1986! The explanations are not detailed enough for me to understand. I think I am getting questions right by mimicking the demonstration but I am NOT understanding what I am doing! What can I do to understand the whole process of this math course, and does it get any easier? IF this is Math 1, and I'm having this hard of a time... what is Math 2 going to do to me? HELP! I really do want to understand what I'm doing!


From: joy Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2013 4:02 PMSubject: Peg!!!!!!

  • I even got a "nice work" for a comment in taskstream!!!!!!
  • I did it, all three maths over the summer. Bittersweet, because I really loved learning with you. 
  • I will remember you forever as the lady that finally cracked my brain open and got it to work. 
  • It's the biggest academic accomplishment of my entire college career. Feels so good. 
  • Thankyou, 
  • JOy
quick facts
  • Founded by 19 governors to expand access
  • 1st graduate in 2000
  • Currently over 40000 students
  • Regionally accredited (Northwest)
  • Non-Profit
  • 4 colleges
  • Avg student age is 36
what s different
What’s different?
  • 6 month terms
  • Students can start 1st of any month
  • Full-time students only
  • Competency Based
  • Flat tuition rate
    • Tuition per term not per credit
our mission
Our Mission
  • The principal mission of Western Governors University is to improve quality and expand access to post-secondary educational opportunities by providing a means for individuals to learn independent of time and place and to earn competency-based degrees and other credentials that are credible to both academic institutions and employers.
contact information
Contact Information
  • Peg Pankowski, Ed.D.
  • Course Mentor
  • Western Governors University
  • Peg.pankowski@wgu.edu
  • 877-435-7948 Ext. 4297