College Foundations: Reading, Writing, and Math
Self-paced, available Jul 15, 2013
Cost per enrollment: Free
- Provides video lectures
- Provides opportunities to interact with the instructor or students
- Uses discussion forums
Full course description
This course provides prospective college students with a primer in college level reading, writing, and mathematics. Whether a student is preparing to take a standardized placement test, or simply wishing to determine and improve his or her readiness to handle college-level work, this course can help to build mastery and confidence.
Students may choose to work at their own pace across all three subject areas, or to select individual content areas. Pretests will determine any learning deficits, which can then be mastered through self-paced learning modules. Not forgetting the importance of the human touch, this course is overseen by a trio of reading, writing, and mathematics professors who will be available to assist and encourage students along their journey to college readiness.
Assistant Professor of English
A native of Miami, David attended the University of Miami for his B.A. and M.A. in English. He also earned a Graduate Certificate in Community College Education from the University of Central Florida. Since joining Broward College in 2001, David has taught both online and on-campus courses. In 2008, he became one of the first Broward College faculty to be recognized by Quality Matters for Excellence in Online Course Design. In 2009, David was awarded the A. Hugh Adams Endowed Teaching Chair at Broward College.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Pascal's eLearning experience spans over a decade-long involvement in instruction and course development as well as early stage research in the field. He has taught hundreds of face-to-face and online courses in several disciplines and for a multitude of institutions of higher learning. His main subject matter areas of expertise are Mathematics, Aerospace Engineering, and Engineering Science & Mechanics. Prior academic research involvement has been in the area of Mathematical Physics, and in particular in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics, with a focus on the use of influence functions for inverse problems, and more recently in eLearning and effective use of technology in instruction. He has been the recipient of multiple awards, honors, several grants, and has had multiple publications in the above areas.
Professor of Reading
Charlene is a Professor of Reading at Broward College Florida. She graduated from Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York, with a Master’s of Science in Education in 1981. She has dedicated her career to teaching students how to read actively and engage in the cognitive and logical thought processes that are encompassed in the reading experience.
Over the years, Charlene has become very enthusiastic about helping students learn online. Her Developmental Reading course is recognized by Quality Matters for Excellence in Online Course Design.