TWP Hosted Conferences
Fall 2020 TWP Final Exams Conference
- TWP at Math Fest 2021.
- The WeBWorK Project had a virtual exhibit as part of the Mathematical Association of America exhibit booth at the #JMM2021 American Mathematical Society Joint Mathematics Meetings.
The following Zoom sessions were part of our exhibit:
- WeBWorK Problem Authoring Session, Wed. Jan 6, noon-1 pm (MST), 2-3 pm (EST)
- Introduction to WeBWorK, Thurs. Jan 7, noon-1 pm (MST), 2-3 pm (EST)
- WeBWorK Symposium (BYOB) – meet up with the WeBWorK community, Thurs. Jan 7, 6 -7 pm (MST), 8 – 9 pm (EST)
- WeBWorK Show-and-Tell – Share your favorite WeBWorK problems/feature, Fri. Jan 8, noon-1 pm (MST), 2-3 pm (EST)
MAA Virtual Programming – Summer 2021
The Getting Started with WeBWorK series will take place on the same weekday over the course of 4 weeks (Wednesday 7/7, 7/14, 7/21 & 7/28). This format will allow instructors time to learn and practice the new skills from week to week while creating a fully functional WeBWorK course for use as early as the fall semester. Each session will be taught interactively using breakout rooms.
To register, go here.
With more classes being taught remotely and asynchronously due to the pandemic, there is increased need for online homework systems and testing platforms that can handle mathematics notation and graphs while providing students with immediate feedback on their work. WeBWorK provides faculty flexibility in assigning randomized problems to students in homework and gateway testing environments in a wide range of mathematics courses at both the secondary and post-secondary level. Without a publisher representative paid to market the software, one barrier to faculty getting started to WeBWorK is learning the basics of WeBWorK such as finding a server, creating a course, importing a roster, selecting homework problems, and creating gateway quizzes. The main goal of the Getting Started with WeBWorK series is to provide instructors with enough training so that the instructors can, as early as the fall semester, employ WeBWorK in their courses.
Additionally, our workshop will highlight how instructors can use WeBWorK to create educational experiences reflective of the best practices described in the MAA Instructional Practices Guide. WeBWorK can facilitate these best practices in instructional design for both on ground and online learning. WeBWorK’s repository of over 60,000 customizable and adaptable questions, provide instructors the flexibility to balance routine procedural questions with conceptually challenging assignments. The features of WeBWorK help deliver best classroom and assessment practices: just-in time teaching, one-minute paper or exit tickets, and mastery based grading. Furthermore, WeBWorK provides real time feedback to the students including multiple attempts, scaffolding, and “hints” which promote persistence in problem solving, and the instructors can use the data from formative and summative assessments in WeBWorK to design and adjust learning activities (MAA Instructional Practices Guide, 2017).