Proposal Abstract

The Hybrid College Algebra course at Macon State College is designed to challenge the student to learn by working problems on an artificial intelligence based computer system called “ALEKS.” Primary instruction is done on-line through ALEKS; the instructor's role is as a one-on-one tutor during the mandatory class periods or computer-lab office hours. We will illustrate the effectiveness of using this type of student-centered environment by presenting retention and success rates for both the hybrid and the traditional face-to-face formats of College Algebra. We will share some lessons learned and will broach an audience discussion regarding the implementation of hybrid courses using computer-based learning systems. We intend to show that this format for College Algebra and other similar courses is not only as effective for student success as a traditional format, but that it has the potential to be more effective.

Location

Room 2905

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 9th, 10:00 AM Mar 9th, 10:45 AM

Success Rates and Retention in College Algebra Using Aleks®

Room 2905

The Hybrid College Algebra course at Macon State College is designed to challenge the student to learn by working problems on an artificial intelligence based computer system called “ALEKS.” Primary instruction is done on-line through ALEKS; the instructor's role is as a one-on-one tutor during the mandatory class periods or computer-lab office hours. We will illustrate the effectiveness of using this type of student-centered environment by presenting retention and success rates for both the hybrid and the traditional face-to-face formats of College Algebra. We will share some lessons learned and will broach an audience discussion regarding the implementation of hybrid courses using computer-based learning systems. We intend to show that this format for College Algebra and other similar courses is not only as effective for student success as a traditional format, but that it has the potential to be more effective.