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Program in Course Redesign

Rio Salado College

Course Title: Introductory Algebra
Contact: Carol Scarafiotti

Rio Salado College, one of the 10 community colleges in the Maricopa Community College District, redesigned four math courses that were taught concurrently by one faculty member to increase the number of students that can be served in a distance learning format and improve student retention. The four courses were: Introductory Algebra, Mathematical Concepts/Applications, Intermediate Algebra and College Algebra/Functions. The redesigned courses used interactive software from Academic Systems to deliver content and a course assistant to provide course management, communications and student support, thus increasing faculty time spent directly on improving student achievement. The redesign plan was expected to reduce the cost-per-student by 37% compared to previous distance learning formats at Rio. The results of the completed redesign can be found by following the links listed below under Final Report.

Initial Planning (as of 7/1/99)

Interim Progress Report (as of 12/31/00)

Final Report (as of 12/31/01)

 

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