In this course, UMKC's Professor Richard Delaware gives 40 video lectures on College Algebra, in association with UMKC's Video Based Supplemental Instruction Program.
Original Course Name: VSI College Algebra (Math 110) Video Course
- Reviews of the VSI College Algebra Videotapes
- Listing of the Videos and Their Contents
Brief History of this Video Course
In 1998, Richard Delaware spent 8 months recording a College Algebra course on video for the VSI (Video-based Supplemental Instruction) program at UMKC. "Supplemental Instruction" in this sense does not indicate a remedial course, and no content or conceptual richness has been sacrificed. College Algebra was the first mathematics VSI course to be recorded, but the VSI concept which has been in place at UMKC since 1992 has attracted national attention because of its success in 3 other video courses taken by students at UMKC and at 30 other institutions in Missouri.
Although video technology is commonplace, the pedagogy is fresh. Students view the tapes in the presence of a trained facilitator, and have control over the flow of information; lectures are stopped, started, and replayed as needed. When the facilitator pushes the stop button, as cued on the video, students have time to work problems, ask questions, make observations, resolve confusions, collect their thoughts, and more.
This VSI course has been offered since Fall 1998 off the UMKC campus to advanced students at rural high schools, and on the UMKC campus to students requiring more time and assistance to succeed in College Algebra.
The course was recorded in a UMKC video studio by the Multimedia Technology Services division of Instructional Technologies.