Model Courses

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What is a Model Course?

One of our goals is to create Model Courses. By this, we mean a set of WeBWorK problem sets with problems that will match the course syllabus for one or more textbooks.

Contents

What should be in a Model Course:

  • Information about the text(s) to which it is matched
  • Information about the syllabus that it assumes
  • The set definition files (or sets of set definition files) that provide the problem sets for the course
  • Any problems that are developed to fill in gaps in the NPL

Issues

  • Naming conventions: how should we name sets and problems so that they are consistent (within the course) and useful?
  • Completeness: how much should the model courses be a complete set of problem sets and problems for a course?
  • Can/should we have model units that combine to make a model course?
  • How would these model units fit into the organizational structure?
  • How can we include documentation that discusses how these materials are used?
    • Can this be addressed with naming convention?
    • Should it be addressed by organizational structure within the model?

Organization

How should all of these data be organized? A possible model:

CourseName/
    Textbook_Readme
    Syllabus_Readme
    Set_Definitions/
        sethomework0.def
        sethomework1.def
        etc.
    Set_Headers/
        setheader0.pg
        setheader1.pg
        etc.
    Problem_Files/
        prob01.pg
        prob02.pg
        etc.
    Hardcopies/
        homework0.pdf
        homework1.pdf
        etc.

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