Mathematics | CEL • Active forum • Flexible •HD video lecturesnewdownloadable and playable on smart phones and ipads Transfer academic credit to your university 4 semester units,summer 2015,
8 weeks, June 22-August 14, fully online, flexible 11 years of verifiable track record serving hundreds of students annually Calculus class online with
video lectures, active forum & personal help
Links and details will be sent to registered student mail.sfsu.edu email address by midday today.
As of July 7 there is still space. Students from other universities are welcome. To register call: (415) 405 7700 Ext. 5
The class is MATH 226 - 02Z, #2607, and it is run during summer R2 (June 22- Aug 14). Please note: the class is fully online, you can be anywhere with the interent access. However,
the comprehensive final examination has to be proctored either at SFSU or by a professional proctoring service. If you are an SFSU student, please enroll in MATH 226, section 04.
What are the students who succeeded in this online calculus class say and what advice they offer?Lesley, Pre-MBA candidate, Summer 2010
This was my first online class, so I really had no clue what to expect. To say I was happily surprised is an understatement. I have never been a strong student when it comes to math, and this class was so clear and easy to follow that I felt I understood the concepts exceptionally well. Every lesson was clearly explained with concrete examples, and the forum was beyond helpful by being able to interact with other students and learn about their approaches. I thought the forum was just amazing; I was able to actively engage with so many other students in the class and exchange ideas with people from all over. This truly was such a rewarding experience for me and I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to take Calculus. The forum was fun to participate in, and the homeworks helped me to really nail down concepts in each lesson and stay on track. It is a lot of work, but I was able to stay ahead and get each homework done on time. This really came to my advantage at the end of the class when I prepped for the final exam. My advice is just to stay on track and be sure to do each homework assigned and turn it in on time. And don't be afraid to ask questions on the forum - I found that other students were more than willing to help explain things to me when I was stuck. This was certainly the best math class I have ever taken, and I learned more than I could have ever imagined.
Mike, architecture major, Summer 2010
This calculus course was very convenient in the sense that it was online and 4 credits without any major prerequisite. But over the summer I took this class while taking another online class and working 40 hours a week. This calculus class is not good for someone who plans on doing too many other things over the summer. When professor Goetz says you need to devote alot of time to this class he is not exaggerating. This class requires your full attention and effort. The only thing I though was not right was the fact that the homework switched from Monday Wednesday Friday to sometimes Tuesday Sometimes Thursday and even sometimes on the weekends. When it was all said and done I am thankful for this class.
Safia Abbasi, Univ. of Southern California, International Relations Global BusinessWhat surprised you the most?how much I learned and how willing I was to work with other students on-line. Your tips for other students to succeed. The best tip I can give is to create a STRUCTURED SCHEDULE and stick to it! It is so easy to fall behind in this fast-paced class, and having a designated day to watch the lecture and do the homework and allowing ample time to contribute to the on-line forum and get your questions answered is the most essential part in order to succeed in this class. I really cannot stress more how important it is to remain on task and organized.
2. What was the key to your success in this course?Not staying behind even for 1 lecture. Planning to submit the HWS early and implementing that for almost all of them. Above all that, we received the best possible education trough well organized lectures, well planned homework assignments and online supports. I also need to add that the online discussion group was a great opportunity. We had the chance to discuss and to review our questions and home work assignments. Not staying behind even for 1 lecture. Planning to submit the HWS early and implementing that for almost all of them. Above all that, we received the best possible education trough well organized lectures, well planned homework assignments and online supports. I also need to add that the online discussion group was a great opportunity. We had the chance to discuss and to review our questions and home work assignments.
3. Who in your opinion would be a good student likely to succeed in this class format? Who, in your opinion, would not be a good, (Fall 07)
candidate?The key is a well planned schedule. I used to watch the lecture and complete the home works right after that or at least at the same day. Requires at least 10 -15 hours of work per week. It won't work for a student that is not willing or does not have at least 10 hours/week to allocate to the program. [comment from a student who took the class during the Fall]
4. What advice would you offer to a potential student? I never stayed behind even for one lecture. I doubt a student can make it if he or she falls behind for more than 2-3 lectures.
Sarah - Wednesday, 21 May 2008, 12:17 AM
Steps to Becoming Successful in this Class:
Step 1: Since this class is online, choose days that are dedicated for this class. Listening to the lectures and doing homework assignments are important in getting a good grade in this class.
Step 2: Make sure to watch all lectures which will be helpful doing the homework problems
Step 3: Turn in homework assignments on time, and if you can, a day before for an extra 1 point, which may help your grade
Step 4: Try to understand the material, if any questions, ask them on the forum and someone from the class or the TA, or the Prof. will surely help you out
Step 5: Stay on the right track! if you fall behind, it is ok, but crucial, so be sure to catch up!
At San Francisco State, I am a Biology major with an emphasis in Physiology. This was my first online class, and overall I say that it was a good experience. I set aside Monday and Wednesday afternoons, aside from the Weekends, to go over the lectures that corresponded to the homework assignments, and turned it in on time.
Having the forums on ilearn was a great way in communicating with the other students enrolled in the class as well as the TA's and the Prof. I was able to ask a question and by the time I went to go check on it again, someone answered my question. If I had a problem on one of the homework problems, there was already a thread that related to that question, and people were able to help each other in figuring out the answer with the steps to finding it out. This was helpful for me because on those late night hours, I was able to log on and the questions I had were already posted.
You need to stay focus and on track in succeeding in this class. If there is anything that you have any questions on or need any clarification, there are tutoring centers located on campus to get extra help, there are office hours to meet with the Professor and ways that you can get ahold of the TA's.