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  1. MATH HELP 24/7 Website Innovations Conference Open Educational Resources March 4, 2014 8:00-9:00

  2. Valencia College • Founded 1967 • Serving students in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties • 5 campuses • 71,000 students • 22% of all UCF grads started at Valencia • Inaugural winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

  3. East Campus Math Department– the numbers • 35 Full-time faculty • 59 Adjunct faculty • 4 Full-time staff • 87 Lab instructors and tutors • Over 22,000 enrollments/yr • 911 sections taught • 25 LinC classes (9 online) • 67 SL sections

  4. Math Help 24/7 the beginning • Pencast presentation at department meeting (fall 2010) • College and Campus presidents in attendance • Faculty excitement over the presentation • Campus president enthusiasm over the possibilities • I suggested it would be very easy to create a site with solutions to textbook problems • Willingness to fund a project to provide student support

  5. Livescribe pen

  6. Many Decisions • Tutorial Topics or Homework Solutions? • Faculty thought Homework Solutions would be too limiting • Which Topics? • Polled the Department • Participating Faculty Sign Up for Topics • Your choice of technology • Files or Links?

  7. How to organize the site? • Courses, then topics • Review or Not Review Videos? • Led to Multiple Links per Topic • Use links multiple times across courses • Personalize it • Instructor Pics • Hobbies

  8. Proposal Developed, Funding Received • 25 Livescribe pens and flip cameras purchased • Equipment arrived Spring term 2011 • Faculty led training sessions • 25 faculty participated • Each faculty member was to develop and submit 12 videos in order to keep the equipment • Some faculty returned the equipment • One lead faculty member and one web designer

  9. Equipment list • 25 Livescribe pens (4 gig) $150.00 ea. $3,750 • 25 cases $ 25.00 ea. $ 625 • 50 dot tablets $ 15.00 ea. $ 750 • 25 Flip video cameras $150.00 ea. $3,750 • 25 tripods $ 15.00 ea. $ 375 • Total $9,250

  10. Creating the website • 577 videos on the MATH HELP 24/7 website • Faculty training and collaboration • Variety of technologies used • Pencasts– Jody De Voe • Flip Cameras – Cathy Ferrer • Jing – Joel Berman

  11. Launched August 2011 • Tracking Results

  12. How do students get there? • Faculty • Syllabus • Links on Faculty Websites • Valencia College Website • Student Support • All campuses have links from their Department page • Posters in Math classrooms

  13. /math/ ­ Web Stats Monthly Report • Unique Visitors and Pageviews by Page • Document Downloads • Visits and pages by Source – google • Visits by browser - Firefox • Total Unique Events • Unique Visitors and Pageviews by Date • Keyword • Visits and Pageviews by Social Network • Visits and pages by city

  14. Student Reactions – summer 2012 • “It was helpful and informative” • “Very helpful” • “Amazing. I like the person who is doing the teaching.” • “I didn’t like how it worked and I was uncomfortable with it.” • “It’s great; we need more topics.” • “It’s helpful, but its more beneficial in the actual math tutoring center.” • “Awesome”

  15. Additional Benefits • Lecture Notes • Capture the semester’s lectures on video • Build an online course • Use to demonstrate good note–taking skills • Selected Homework Solutions • Test Solutions • Answer Student Email Questions • Tutoring Staff

  16. Maintenance Senior Instructional Assistant – Yasir Khan • Errors • Additions • Faculty suggestions • Student suggestions • Feedback

  17. Open Resource • Google Mathhelp 24/7 • Spread the word • Questions? • Maryke Lee • mllee@valenciacollege.edu