A Georgia Initiative: Calculus, The TI-92, Distance Learning and Support via The Internet

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Proceedings from the Third International Derive/TI-92 Conference


During the 1996-97 academic year the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia funded a project for the writers to redesign the existing Calculus I/Analytical Geometry course at Georgia Southern University. It is intended that this course be offered as a college credit course to talented students in Georgia high schools who did not have access to an Advanced Placement Calculus Course. The state's interactive distance learning network was used to reach the high school students while the TI-92 was used to fulfill the computer laboratory requirements mandated by the Calculus I course description in the University Catalog. Each class was made up of college students at the Georgia Southern local site and high school students at the remote site(s). The course was successfully delivered from Georgia Southern during Fall Quarter 1996 and Spring Quarter 1997.

As a result of the success of the project, the Board of Regents awarded additional grant moneys for the 1997-98 academic year to enable the writers to start "packaging" the course materials for use by instructors throughout the whole University System. The writers plan to include instructional support for this package via the internet.