April 17, 2014

Mathematics On-Line Working Meeting
November 15-17

On-line teaching and learning is quickly becoming a significant part of curriculum delivery for universities, colleges, and elementary and secondary schools. In particular, there has been a movement toward providing on-line learning experiences in Mathematics. First, Mathematics educators must become aware of the move toward on-line delivery of our subject area. They must then identify the advantages and disadvantages of on-line instruction. Finally, they must be prepared to mold or adapt on-line modules and courses to ensure that each student's learning experience is rich and meaningful.

The Field's Institute is pleased to host the initial three-day "Mathematics On-Line Working Meeting." It will begin with a public forum on the evening of Thursday, November 15, 2001 and continue with small working groups (by invitation) through the day of Friday, November 16th and the morning of Saturday, November 17th. Shortly after the conclusion of these meetings, a white paper will be published that will identify the key issues for on-line learning in Mathematics. It will also include proposals for "next steps" regarding additional research and consultation with a view to ensuring that mathematics on-line learning is both rich and effective for students.

Public Forum Thursday, November 15, 7:30 pm

Ann Heide co-author of "Active Learning in the Digital Age Classroom"

Dr. Jonathan Borwein, FRSC, Simon Fraser University
Collaborative online mathematics: wishing and hoping


Friday November 16, 2001
8:30 - 9:00 Coffee
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome and Introduction
9:30 - 10:30 Working Groups - Mixed Instructional Levels
10:30 - 10:50 Break
10:50 - 12:00 Working Groups - Mixed Instructional Levels
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break

1:15 - 1:30

Review afternoon activities - Full group
1:30 - 3:10 Working Groups - Instructional level
3:10 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:20 Presentations and posters - first session
4:20 - 5:00 Presentations and posters - second session
5:00 Reception

Saturday November 17, 2001
8:30 - 9:00 Coffee
9:00 - 10:30 Working Groups - Instructional level
10:30 - 10:50 Break
10:50 - 11:00 Presentations from working groups
11:40 Next steps