Collaborative Learning and Online Assessments Enhance Developmental Math at Ohio University-Chillicothe, “Campus Technology”

While in his previous role as associate dean, Lafreniere became concerned about the number of students who were repeating developmental mathematics courses two or three times in an effort to move on to college algebra. He had started using technology in his classroom in the late 90s, and even back then he saw its potential to make his classroom more efficient so he could spend more time helping students understand concepts. He used it for purposes such as sharing his notes with his students, but what he really wanted was a tool that could assess his math students’ problem solving process and give them feedback.

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