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We've been very happy with Modumath for those tutorial students; of all the math software I've seen (which isn't all of it, but it's a lot), it's the only program that has what I'd call real instruction, with  lots of visuals that bring meaning to the math.  It's not perfect - some students still need some instruction - and I've only had about a dozen students working with it, but I'm really looking forward to next semester when we use it more broadly. 

Susan Jones
Academic Development Specialist
Academic Development Center
Parkland College
Champaign, IL  61821
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Hi Noreen,

I'm looking into ways to deliver basic math instruction to students in a
tutoring lab setting, rather than in the classroom. Some of our students
need just a refresher, but others need real instruction. Is A+dvancer
the type of program that would work in both these situations? 

I looked over your power point and was very impressed, but I have a
couple of questions still - 

Do students using A+dvancer also receive learning assistance support
from anyone at your school?

Are students charged for the use of the program? 

Do they receive any institutional credit for using the program?

How much time does a typical student spend using the coursework portion
of the program?

Thanks very much, Noreen.

Pam


Pam Thompson
Coordinator - Testing & Tutoring
Cochise College
4190 W. HWY 80
Douglas, AZ 85607

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
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Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 8:01 PM
To: [log in to unmask] 
Subject: Re: Supplemental F2F help for Developmental Math Students?

Susan,

Nassau Community College serves many developmental students.  We have
over 21,000 students on our campus and many of them are developmental
math students.  While we have tried many different approaches over the
past few years to help with  remediation, we have found the on-line
A+dvancer learning program to be very successful.

A+dvancer is a program that can be used to assess and to assist
developmental students in areas of math, reading and English. It is a
computer-based instructional/tutorial program that has proven to help
students succeed!  

The students are first asked to take an assessment "test" to identify
their strenghts and weaknesses.  After the assesment is completed,
individualized prescriptive  coursework is assigned to the student
either automatically by the computer, or by a staff member at your
office. The beauty is that students can work in a designated computer
lab/classroom, and they can work on the coursework from home.

The results have been amazing! Ad+vancer has been instrumental for the
students and fr our college, as it has lowered remediation (particularly
in math) on our campus!

You can view a demo by looking at the website   www.advancerlearning.com 

It is inexpensive and effective!  We are very pleased with the product,
and so are our students!
 


Noreen E. Wade
Assistant Director Placement Testing
Nassau Community College
One Education Drive 
Garden City, New York 11530
(516) 572-3559
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----- Original Message -----
From: Susan Grimes <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 4:20 pm
Subject: Supplemental F2F help for Developmental Math Students?

> I would like to piggyback on Ron's request.  We are interested in 
> usingsupplemental (F2F) face to face prescriptives and curriculum 
> and (CAI)
> computer-aided instruction for tutorial assistance with developmental
> math students. 
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> 
> We currently use PLATO.  Has anyone used Hawkes Learning Systems with
> developmental math students?
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> 
> 
> Also, we have been working with our math department and would like to
> use a prescriptive and mini-assessment tool in tutoring with our
> developmental math students.  Is anyone aware of a commercial 
> product we
> can explore?  Our thought is the instructor would prescribe a certain
> aspect, e.g. fractions or negative numbers, for a student who 
> would come
> to the tutoring center for directed instruction on the prescribed 
> topic.We can create the prescriptives and assessments, but prefer 
> to avoid
> reinventing the wheel.  
> 
> 
> 
> I, too, am open to anything you can share on face to face and CAI
> supplemental instruction for developmental math students.
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> 
> Thanks much,
> 
> 
> 
> Susan Grimes
> 
> Tutor Program Coordinator
> 
> San Juan College Student Success Center
> 
> 505-566-3175
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> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ronald D. Illingworth
> Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 2:48 PM
> To: [log in to unmask] 
> Subject: Request for Info: Computer-aided Instruction
> 
> 
> 
> Colleagues:
> 
> 
> 
> We are looking for recommendations on CAI (computer-aided instruction)
> for use with developmental students both in traditional f2f classrooms
> and for distance students.  If you have any experience with programs
> please contact me with your experiences, your recommendations, and 
> yourideas regarding these programs.
> 
> 
> 
> Thanks in advance for your thoughts on this issue.
> 
> 
> 
> Ron
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> 
> Ronald D. Illingworth
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