The MAA's Annual Summer Meeting (MathFest) will be held in Providence, RI
August 1214 (see http://www.maa.org/mathfest/ for details).
Arnie,
Mike, and Vicki will present a two hour introduction to WeBWorK at the meeting.
INTRODUCTION TO WEBWORK A WEB BASED HOMEWORK SYSTEM Michael G. Gage,
Arnold K. Pizer, and Vicki Roth, University of Rochester Saturday, August 14,
1:00 pm  3:00 pm
Below is the description of the session from http://www.maa.org/mathfest/mf
04_maas.html.
We invite all current users who are attending MathFest
to drop by and say hi.
WeBWorK is a program which allows students to do their mathematical
homework over the web. It is currently being used by over 70 colleges,
universities and high schools in courses such as college algebra,
precalculus to vector calculus, differential equations, linear algebra
and statistics. WeBWorK can handle most homework problems found in a
typical calculus text and is distributed with a library of over 3900
problems. With WeBWorK students get immediate feedback on the validity
of their answers and have the opportunity to correct mistakes while
they are still thinking about the problem. Students receive
individualized versions of problems so instructors can encourage
students to work together yet each student must develop an answer to
their own version of the problem. Further WeBWorK provides automatic
scoring of assignments. This session will provide an interactive
introduction to WeBWorK. We will demonstrate how students use WeBWorK,
how professors administer WeBWorK and write new problems and will also
discuss various assessment issues related to WeBWorK. Further
information on WeBWorK can be found at http://webwork.math.rochester.edu< Posted by Arnold K. Pizer on 6/15/04; 2:50:03 PM from the dept.

