MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE (MOOC) for INTRODUCTORY ALGEBRA REVIEW (IAR)
Wake Tech has developed a Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, for Introductory Algebra Review (IAR), with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Wake Tech’s IAR MOOC was developed through a partnership with Udacity, an online learning platform founded by former Stanford University faculty. Udacity is the host for the course, which launched on May 1, 2013. The course is online-only, self-paced, and free. Anyone in the world can enroll through the Udacity website.
The IAR MOOC will be helpful for any student who wants to brush up on math skills. For Wake Tech students (full and part-time) already taking developmental math, the MOOC can serve as supplemental instruction for their seated classes. For those preparing for the North Carolina diagnostic math exam, the MOOC can help them improve exam scores and in some cases place into college-level math courses.
Students receive no credit for the IAR MOOC.
The IAR MOOC aligns with the North Carolina Community College System Developmental Math Modular Curriculum, as approved February 6, 2012. The curriculum contains eight modules; the IAR MOOC will cover the first five:
- DMA 010 – Operations with Integers
- DMA 020 – Fractions and Decimals
- DMA 030 – Proportions/Ratios/Rates/Percents
- DMA 040 – Expressions, Linear Equations, Linear Inequalities
- DMA 050 – Graphs and Equations of Lines
A student who completes the MOOC and presents a Udacity Certificate of Completion may retake the diagnostic math exam; upon re-examination, a student testing out of these modules may enroll in a wide variety of curriculum-level math courses.
Learn more about MOOCs:
- PBS Newshour video on MOOCs
- College Classes article explaining MOOC phenomenon