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Topic: [MATHEDU] linear algebra through satellite
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Murphy Waggoner

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Re: [MATHEDU] linear algebra through satellite
Posted: Apr 14, 1997 5:10 PM
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The problem with classes that only meet every other week (whether satellite
or not) is the lack of contact time in between sessions and the lack of
structure in between sessions. May I suggest that you set up a mailing
list for the class. Require the students to log on, say at least 3 times,
in between each class session. You can post questions to the mailing list
or just have the students have a discussion about the problems and the
text. You can use this as a way to have the students respond to the
readings from the text over the material that you will cover in the NEXT
satellite session. In that way you are sure they are ready for the

Just some thoughts.

Murphy Waggoner

>I have been asked to teach a one-semester introductory linear algebra
>course through satellite. ...The course has 8 3-hour sessions, every two
>The students are
>expected to spend about 5 hours out-of-class time for every session.
>...How would you teach it?

M. E. "Murphy" Waggoner
Department of Mathematics
Simpson College
701 North C Street
Indianola, IA 50125

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