Are you wondering what
a developmental-level "Computer Assisted-Hybrid" (accelerated)
algebra class is like?" Here are brief definitions and information.

*Spring 2007 *

*Beginning Algebra
& Intermediate Algebra - ***Computer Assisted-Hybrid **

*This is both an ACCELERATED
AND a HYBRID sequence.*

NOTE: These two courses, in sequence, complete the
College Algebra prerequisites in a *highly accelerated* format. Together,
they are designed for students having **at least Beginning Algebra placement**
**and some algebra background.** These sections are very intense and
fast-paced. Students selecting them should plan

*Spring 2007*

*Intermediate Algebra
–& College Algebra-Hybrid *

*This is both an
ACCELERATED AND a HYBRID sequence.*

NOTE: These two courses, in sequence, complete *through*
College Algebra in a *highly accelerated* and *hybrid* format.
Together, they are designed for students having **at least Intermediate
Algebra placement**. These sections are very intense and fast-paced. Students
selecting them should plan *double* the time that they would for a 16-week
section of these courses (about 18+ total hours per week for Intermediate
Algebra, and about 24+ hours for College Algebra, with *much* of each of
these being online).

**Hybrid**
–Classes still meet on campus
(attendance at those meetings IS expected), just like "lecture"
classes. During those, the instructor facilitates some of the same activities
as in a lecture" (lecture material, etc). Less time typically may be
allowed for questions during face-to-face meetings, but more access will be
there for questions via the online components.

SOME of the “class MEETING time” will also take
place online (requirement to meet minimums for “instructor w/ student contact.”
The *form* that those “meetings” take may vary from instructor to
instructor and from course to course. (Please contact the instructor for your
section(s) of interest for more specific info.)

**TIME**:
These classes meet LESS TIME in the classroom than “normal lecture” sections,
but the “hybrid” online component should allow for continuation of class
discussion, questions, one-on-one help, and any other instructor-designed
activities, to help support the students’ understand of the course material.

**Accelerated:
**As the format is designed to speed students through these courses more
quickly, some of this component *may* be somewhat self-paced (i.e.,
students already having had some or all of this material *may* therefore
be able to move MORE QUICKLY through part(s) of the material they’ve already
mastered, HOWEVER, students CANNOT move slower than the slowest requirements
and expect to succeed in both courses in this time-line!).

**Computer
Assisted – **Classes still meet on
campus (attendance IS expected), just like "lecture" (face-to-face)
sections. During these, the instructor facilitates some of the same
activities as in a “lecture" section (lectures material, etc). Less time
typically may be needed for questions during face-to-face meetings, because
more access will be there for questions via the online components.

Any *graded* (instructor-dependent) homework is submitted online, but
unlike "lecture" classes, you *may*
have more tries to get it right on computer homework assignments. If you
put in the time and learn the math, you could have a perfect homework
grade. The computer will grade your work as you go, which means if you
miss an exercise, you know immediately and can correct any errors before you
move on.

You *may* also be asked to do quizzing online, (again, you *may* be allowed several (but not
unlimited) tries).

Some class-time *may* be given to in-class lab access.
That would occur during the days your section meets in the Math Dept Computer
Lab: MAT 101 (varies depending on sequence and section).

**Internet access is required** for online class activities: meeting/discussions, any
graded homework, and any homework quizzing (total
on-line time minimum expectation = of 6 hours per week for Beginning-Intermediate
sequence). If you do not have internet access at home, you can use any open
access lab on the NWACC campus. (NOTE: This is *not recommended* for theses courses, due to their intense nature and
number of on-line hours required for best success.)

If you are thinking about
enrolling in a Mathematics Hybrid section and have questions, please send them
to udcc.eawn@nosloc (or that specific course’s
instructor).

Other notes:

**The Computer Programs** used in these sections (MathZone in the Beginning
Algebra and Intermediate Algebra sections and

“E-Professor”/”Power-points,”
"Link to Text”/”Textbook Pages/," "Ask My
Instructor” (emails the instructor with the question they are working and their
added questions/comments).

Carol Olson, Developmental
Mathematics Coordinator

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