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Math Professor To Present In Course Design Conference

Dr. Claude Tameze
Dr. Claude Tameze will present at a course design conference on July 13, 2020. | Courtesy Photo

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Dr. Claude Tameze, professor and chair of Lincoln’s math department, will present about ways the math department has improved student engagement and preparedness at a conference designed to support college instructors as they prepare for the fall semester that will be offered in both remote and in-person formats because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tameze will present “Ensuring Student Engagement and Equity with Personalized, Adaptive Learning” at the virtual conference REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit supported by the learning science company McGraw Hill at the hosted by Arizona State University on July 13 at 6:30 p.m.

The math department uses McGraw Hill ALEKS for placement assessment and as a supplemental tool for classroom instruction in its entry-level math courses. ALEKS is a user-friendly product that includes remote access on any device, including smartphones.

Tameze said it was challenging for both faculty and students to quickly switch to a virtual environment when the pandemic hit during the mid-spring semester. However, adapting to the virtual environment was much easier for the courses that were already using ALEKS as a supplemental tool. Besides providing a smooth transition, ALEKS also helped support test integrity by providing a built-in test proctoring tool at no additional cost.

Tameze’s talk will focus on the role of ALEKS in facilitating a smooth transition, keeping students engaged, and providing test integrity that maintains equity for the whole class during this time of social distancing and virtual instruction.

Registration for the REMOTE virtual conference is free of charge for faculty and learning practitioners involved in learning delivery as well as administration worldwide. The conference provides a forum and support for all colleagues across higher education to help them design the most effective and engaging experiences for learners. More than 70 sessions selected by a group of nationally respected higher education experts will be presented at the conference.