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  1. Content Authoring and Maple T.A. Louise Krmpotic, Director Business Development and Content Authoring October 22 – 24, 2014 • Amsterdam, NL 2014 Maple T.A. User Summit … Transforming testing and assessment

  2. Agenda Content team at Maplesoft Overview of available content How you can get involved

  3. Content Team • Located in our head office in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada • Background of team members • Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering • Teaching experience • Technology experts • Scalable for any size of project

  4. Mandate of the Content Team • Publisher contracts • External partnerships and contracts • Support for our products • New features • Existing products and features

  5. Content Overview Created by several sources: Internally by Maplesoft Through a joint project between Maplesoft and an instructor, an institution, or a company Individually by our users

  6. Maple T.A. Content – Maplesoft Created • New for Maple T.A. 10 • Sketching (309 questions) • Free Body Diagrams – Electricity and Magnetism, Mechanics (118 questions) • HTML 5 • Additional content • Adaptive Questions and Assignments • Developmental Mathematics (192 questions) • Decimals and percents, integers and fractions, linear equations and inequalities, algebraic expressions, polynomials and factoring

  7. Maple T.A. Content – Joint Projects • MITACS project with U of Guelph • Courses in Physics, Economics, Calculus, Statistics • OpenUW with U of Waterloo • Building Better Math with BCIT • Placement Test Suite with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

  8. Maple T.A. Content – User Created • Maple T.A. Cloud • Variety of disciplines: Calculus, Linear Algebra, Chemistry, and more • Several languages: English, French, German • Full course material – available from Mapleprimes or the Maple T.A. Cloud • Courses from the MITACS project (U of Guelph) • Calculus (U of Guelph, Keele U) • Statistics (U of Waterloo)

  9. How You Can Get Involved • Connect with other users • Mapleprimes • Events, such as this conference • Share your content • In Maple T.A. directly (Maple T.A. Cloud) • On Mapleprimes • Through Maplesoft

  10. Summary and Q&A There is a lot of content currently available We have a great community of users who have created large amounts of content Together, we can continue to build both the community and the amount, depth and breadth of content available