HTML Lecture Slides
I've never subscribed to the notion that we should hold course content hostage and only release it during lecture hours. I try to make as much of my material available for either download, print, or in class use. Currently, this involves the use of a web based slideshow that I use in class. Students can also access the slides during class, or can print out pdf version of them before (the recommended approach).
- Write-on-screen capabilities
- Free / Open-source
Online Homework Software
After using MasteringPhysics, WebAssign, and WileyPlus, I became frustrated with the standard publisher created online homework systems. So, I built my own. I've been using in classes now for about 2 years. The best feature, from the student's perspective is the cost: 0$. I felt ashamed as an instructor when I required students to pay for the privilege of doing their homework. Over a January recess last year, I built the initial site. Since then, I've been adding features in response to student feedback.
- Numeric Input w/ Random Variable generator
- Hints & Solutions
- Short answer questions too