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About The WeBWorK Project

WeBWorK is an open-source online homework system for math and sciences courses. WeBWorK is supported by the MAA and the NSF and comes with an Open Problem Library (OPL) of over 35,000 homework problems. Problems in the OPL target most lower division undergraduate math courses and some advanced courses. Supported courses include college algebra, discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, single and multivariable calculus, differential equations, linear algebra and complex analysis.

TWP Tea Time #3, Friday 4/30, 1- 2 pm (EST)

Increasingly WeBWorK content is being created and implemented for Physics, Chemistry and Engineering courses. Our contributors have created a wealth of rich content. Please join Todd Ruskell (Physics Department, Colorado School of Mines), Agnes d’Entremont (Department of Applied Science and Mechanical Engineering, UBC), Jennifer Kirkey (BC Campus and Douglas College) and Steven Fiedler (Chemistry Department, Fitchburg State University) as they lead a discussion focused on next steps for creating, organizing, curating and sharing non-math WeBWorK content. So if you are looking for content, have content to share with the community, have thoughts about content organization and/or would like to volunteer to help out – this is your chance! We hope to see you there!

Topic: WeBWorK Tea Time

When: Friday 4/30, 1- 2 pm (EST)

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Free NCSCE Webinar: Grassroots Histories and the Arts and Sciences 

This Webinar will feature quick, high impact things we can do now in our current classes that will develop our students’ powers of visual, scientific and verbal expression.  The idea driving this project is empowering our students to record from the grassroots level how the pandemic has affected their lives, to help themselves and others see and understand across cultural divides and to argue for social justice.  The project starts modestly with teachers and faculty in courses across the curriculum offering students extra credit for creating their own Grassroots Histories.  Our goal is to help students look at their everyday lives with the eyes of writers, visual artists, scientists and historians.  The grassroots histories our students create may eventually become part of the historical narrative of our times.

Presenters: Frank Wattenberg (U.S. Military Academy (emeritus), Marianna Bonanome and Katherine Poirier (New York City College of Technology)

For more information and to register: https://ncsce.wildapricot.org/NCSCEEvents

THIS EVENT IS FREE, BUT DONATIONS ARE WELCOME TO SUPPORT THE WEBINARS: https://ncsce.wildapricot.org/DonationForm/

WeBWork Office Hours today – 3/15/2021

Need help? TWP office hours offer the WW community the opportunity to ask questions and get guidance on problem authoring, maintaining WW software, and teaching with WW.

March 15, 2021, 4 pm – 5 pm EST

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Topic: WeBWorK Office Hours
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

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LibreTexts Query and Adapt – WeBWorK Compatible Infrastructure

LibreTexts is celebrating OpenEd Week with a series of webinars.

One of them is to introduce a new WeBWorK compatible infrastructure:

Tuesday, March 2nd: 10:30-11:30 (PST): Delmar Larsen

Adapt and Query – Introducing the LibreTexts Comprehensive Summative Homework Assessment System

“To complement OER textbooks, we will discuss the development of the QUERY and ADAPT online assessment infrastructure. Underlying both technologies is the formative and summative applications of H5P, WeBWorK and IMathAS technologies that allow faculty to use online technologies as summative assessments to augment textbook (summatively), to embed into LMS or to be used as in-class clicker systems.”

EAMS 2021 Conference Registration/Abstract Submission now open!

Last year, some members of the WeBWorK community presented/attended the EAMS conference and it was a great experience! We encourage you to propose a talk and/or attend this year. Below is the information:

The fourth international conference on E-Assessment in Mathematical Sciences (EAMS) takes place between 21st June and 2nd July 2021. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners with an interest in e-assessment for mathematics and science. 

EAMS 2021 will again be an entirely online conference, following last year’s successful move to a fully virtual format. The conference will feature a mix of live sessions and web-based activities, with plenty of opportunity for discussion and collaboration. 

As many of us have spent much of the last year delivering teaching and assessment online, EAMS 2021 presents an opportunity to share best practice, for experts in the field to present the latest developments, and for those new to e-assessment to get hands-on with software. 

Live talks will take place over Zoom at 9am or 4pm BST (UTC +1) each day, with recordings available later. We hope that the online format and longer timescale will allow participants to engage more deeply with the material presented. 

The call for talk and workshop proposals is currently open. If you have some research or an innovative technique related to mathematical e-assessment that you would like to present, then please submit an abstract at eams.ncl.ac.uk/call-for-speakers.  

To attend the conference, please register for free at eams.ncl.ac.uk/register

Nominations Open for The WeBWorK Project Executive Committee

The WeBWorK Project (TWP) seeks nominations for positions on its Executive Committee.  People who have been active in promoting and using WeBWorK are encouraged to nominate similar individuals for open positions on the Board.

The Executive Committee of TWP consists of the following:

  • President-elect is to be selected this year. A person selected for this position with start serving immediately and will transition to President in 2022 and serve until 2024. 
  • President is Robin Cruz.  This remains the same until 2022 at which time she will transition to Past-President.
  • Community Manager is Marianna Bonanome. This remains the same until 2022.
  • Secretary is Tim Flowers.  This remains the same until 2022.
  • Treasurer is to be selected this year and serves until 2023.  Mike Gage currently serves in this position.
  • Technical Manager is to be selected this year and serves until 2023. Danny Glin currently serves in this position.
  • Marketing Director is Monica VanDieren.  This is an appointed position and remains the same for a long time.
  • Past President is John Travis.  I will rotate off the Executive Committee after the election of new officers.

So, we need nominations for President-Elect, Treasurer, and Technical Manager.

Please consider making nominations for any of these positions by sending an email to John Travis at travis@mc.edu.  The deadline for making nominations is noon Friday, February 26, 2021.  

Details on voting will be provided in this forum once the slate of nominees is complete.

Thanks!

You asked and we listened! WW office hours are here.

Need help? TWP office hours offer the WW community the opportunity to ask questions and get guidance on problem authoring, maintaining WW software, and teaching with WW.

Upcoming office hours:

February 19, 2021, 2 pm – 3 pm EST, couldn’t make it? watch the recording here

March 15, 2021, 4 pm – 5 pm EST

April 16, 2021, 2 pm – 3 pm EST

May 10, 2021 4 pm – 5 pm EST

If you have expertise in any of these areas, the community would greatly benefit from your help! Please sign up here for one (or more) office hours to cover. Our goal is to have several “experts” available to answer questions for each time-slot. Thank you in advance!

CUNY-wide WW courses are ready to share!

The CUNY OER WeBWorK Fellows are pleased to share the following WeBWorK courses:

  1. Calculus I (aligned with Openstax)
  2. Calculus III (2 courses available, one aligned with Openstax and the other with Larson Calculus)
  3. College Algebra and Trigonometry (aligned with Openstax)
  4. Precalculus (aligned with Openstax)
  5. Introductory Statistics with Probability (aligned with Openstax)

If you would like any of the above courses, .tgz files are available. Please contact Marianna Bonanome (mbonanome@citytech.cuny.edu) or Andrew Parker (kparker@citytech.cuny.edu).

Visit their site for more information and to learn about WeBWorK courses and LibreTexts currently under development.

TWP Tea Time #2 Recording Available + WW Office Hours, Volunteers Needed!!

Many thanks to all who attended Tea Time #2! We had a fruitful discussion. The recording of the session can be found here.

TWP would like to start offering office hours so community members could get help with coding problems, maintaining the software and using the platform. If you have WW expertise, please consider volunteering to cover some of the office hours. Here is the sign up link.

Some links shared during the discussion:

https://webwork.maa.org/wiki/MultiAns…

https://webwork.maa.org/wiki/Weighted…