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© 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company 
Bringing STEM Courses Online UoW Case Study ...
© 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company 
Maple: The Essential Tool for Mathematics & ...
© 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company 
Bringing the power of Maple to your applicat...
© 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company 
Online testing and assessment 
•Designed esp...
© 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company 
The Centre for Education in Mathematics and ...
© 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company 
University of Waterloo CEMC’s Open Coursewar...
© 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company 
•Multi-department team with internal experti...
© 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company 
•CMS/LMS e.g. BB, Moodle, D2L, Canvas… 
•MOO...
© 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company 
STEM Needs 
But STEM needs more
© 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company 
Unique STEM Needs 
Maths notation
© 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company 
Unique STEM Needs 
Visualizations
© 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company 
Unique STEM Needs 
Assessment tools that “un...
© 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company 
Course infrastructure built for UW Project (...
© 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company 
Courses
© 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company 
List of Units Within A Course
© 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company 
Sample Lesson
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Sample Quiz
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Quiz Feedback
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Summary 
•The solutions we provide are essen...
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Maple University of Waterloo case study

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How the University of Waterloo Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing is using Maplesoft’s experience and technologies, Maple, Maple T.A. and Maple.net, to bring STEM Courses Online in an environment that includes: natural maths notation, visualizations and assessment. Presented to Eduserv's Maths and Stats Software Group December 2014

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Maple University of Waterloo case study

  1. 1. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company Bringing STEM Courses Online UoW Case Study Michael Pisapia – VP Europe
  2. 2. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company Maple: The Essential Tool for Mathematics & Modeling Powerful Math Engine Smart Document Environment Passionate User Community Extensive Connectivity
  3. 3. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company Bringing the power of Maple to your applications and websites •Easily share your Maple documents, calculators, and technical applications. •Standard web services application programming interface (API) • The tools you need to put mathematical power behind your website 3 MapleNet
  4. 4. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company Online testing and assessment •Designed especially for courses involving mathematics •Over 15 types of questions and response areas, for example: –Multiple choice –Free response algebraic –Free body diagrams –Mathematical sketching –Custom Math Apps •Compatible with virtually any online course management environment •Mobile-accessible on tablets 4 Maple T.A.
  5. 5. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) is an outreach organization housed at the University of Waterloo. CEMC wanted to produce free and open online courseware for the senior high school level, in order to: •Provide enrichment material for high school students •Address the knowledge inconsistency of students entering university •Provide a resource for high school teachers University of Waterloo CEMC’s Open Courseware
  6. 6. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company University of Waterloo CEMC’s Open Courseware The CEMC’s vision was of a single platform for exposition, experimentation, evaluation and enrichment. •Past experience with Maplesoft technologies in these areas led to a partnership to develop such a platform •CEMC’s Open Courseware content will go live Q4 2014 The platform has evolved to now also be serving undergraduate courses – currently in use in MATH 136: Linear Algebra 1.
  7. 7. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company •Multi-department team with internal expertise in mathematics, physics and engineering •Experience teaching STEM disciplines at the university and high school level Services Offered •Customized course management solutions •STEM-focused product solutions •Full content authoring •Content development support Teaching Solutions Group
  8. 8. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company •CMS/LMS e.g. BB, Moodle, D2L, Canvas… •MOOC’s e.g. EdX, Coursera, Future Learn… •All have basic testing & assessment…. Current Solutions Online Course Management / Learning Management Systems
  9. 9. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company STEM Needs But STEM needs more
  10. 10. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company Unique STEM Needs Maths notation
  11. 11. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company Unique STEM Needs Visualizations
  12. 12. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company Unique STEM Needs Assessment tools that “understand” mathematics
  13. 13. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company Course infrastructure built for UW Project (Lead Example)
  14. 14. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company Courses
  15. 15. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company List of Units Within A Course
  16. 16. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company Sample Lesson
  17. 17. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company Sample Quiz
  18. 18. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company Quiz Feedback
  19. 19. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company Summary •The solutions we provide are essential for bringing STEM-based courses online •We have the expertise and experience to provide a standard platform for all online courses (STEM and non-STEM alike) •We would like the opportunity to engage with the appropriate parties to discuss upcoming projects
  20. 20. © 2014 Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. A CYBERNET group company

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