Sun. June 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Ticketed event: $25.00
Because open-source WeBWorK is a noncommercial homework software package that can reduce the amount of paper grading done by an instructor, its implementation can liberate resources that can then be utilized to improve student learning. In this hands-on workshop, we explain our implementation of WeBWorK in three undergraduate engineering courses: statics and strength of materials, circuits, and thermodynamics.
After an introductory presentation, we will familiarize participants with the WeBWorK interface, including editing problem sets, scoring homework, and managing a course. This workshop also will cover the development and coding of new problems, which are written with parameterizations to make use of WeBWorK’s ability to provide individualized homework sets. All problems coded at the workshop will be compiled into a problem library, which will be accessible by all participants. Following the workshop, participants will be provided with the opportunity to implement WeBWorK at their institutions through courses being hosted on a complimentary basis by Louisiana Tech.
Participants will need a portable computer with a USB port and a working charger for the computer. Lunch will be included.