Teaching STEM Online: Challenges and Solutions

Concurrent Session 3

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Brief Abstract

There are many challenges involved in creating high-quality learning materials for STEM courses, from display to grading to accessibility, but approaches and solutions exist.

Presenters

For over 20 years, Andrew has served higher education by acting as a bridge between the technology and education communities. During that time he has become a trusted advisor to both instructors and administrators, helping them make use of technology tools for online course delivery, testing and assessment, and in-class instruction. Andrew regularly shares his passion for education technologies by speaking worldwide at conferences and post-secondary campuses in support of the wide range of objectives within the academic community.

Extended Abstract

There are many challenges involved in creating high-quality learning materials for STEM courses, from display to grading to accessibility. This session will discuss the challenges, progress and current technologies. The University of Waterloo has been offering online mathematics courses since 2003 to over 21,000 students and open education resources that have been visited hundreds of thousands of times. Maplesoft is an education solution provider with 30 years of experience helping educators implement technology in their courses. Together they understand the challenges and have made great progress in overcoming a number of them.