On Going Activities
Paul Wang has posted a new blog entry
titled A Web-based Mathematics Formula Editor
for NSDL EV on 10/12/2010.
See the blog post
Paul Wang's WME seminar presentation on
HTML5 and WME September 21, 2010. See the the presentation slides in pdf.
Su Wei has a grant from
Content Math Training Camp and Doctoral Programme at CICM (Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics) 2010, Paris, France (July 5-10), to
give a presentation on ``MathPASS: A Remedial
Mathematics System with Automated Answer Checking'' and a demo of MathEdit.
Links: CMTC+DP@CICM 2010 and
the talk schedule.
Su Wei's post conference report---
I come back to Lanzhou from CICM2010 conference yesterday. It is an active and
very good conference. Many researchers on mathematics knowledge management
(MKM), computer algebra (CA), computer-based mathematics education attended the
conference. It's very good to intercommunicate with them. I also met many
friends of yours during this conference. Prof. James Davenport, Dongming Wang,
Paul Libbrecht, Stephen Watt want me to say hello to you for them. The
attachment are two pictures (one, two) which were taken in the conference.
Su Wei and Prof. Dongdai Lin also met with Prof. Norbert Kajler in
Paris. Here is a picture.
We are starting an NSDL.org Expert Voices Blog for the WME group.
Members of our group may visit that Blog and also request to join as a contributor.
Michael Mikusa--WME research
and funding directions, WME seminar presentation and discussion, March 2, 2010
Paul S. Wang--Colloquium on Overview of WME, Department
of Computer Science, Akron University, March 4, 2010.
April 1, 2009: The WME group will make an overview presentation
of WME research to Dr. J. Wing (NSF CISE Diretor)
who is visiting the CS Department at
Kent State University on that day. Dr. Wing will also
give a talk on computational thinking and K-12 education.
February 2009: Su Wei concluded his 18-month visit to ICM
and our WME group and returned to Lanzhou University. His visit
is a very successful one and we will keep our research cooperation
with him and others in China going strong now that he is back in
China. Here are three pictures take with some of the WME members
before his return. Picture
one, two, three.
Michael, Paul and the WME team will make a speaker-phone call
with Prof. Joel Duffin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2:15 EST during our Wednesday group meeting on July 2, 2008.
Su Wei has obtained a Ph.D. Student Grant to
parcipate in the Docotoral Programme
at The Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM 08), University of Birmingham, UK., July 29-31, 2008
The WME group engaged Tony Samangy to design a WME poster to illustrate
in a visual way how WME can enpower mathematics teachers. The poster will
be used, for the first time, in the 2008 CS Department poster conference on 4/11. The poster
8.5 x 11 inch and
24 x 36 inch.
With a WME tutorial workshop (Overview and tutorial activities) and invited talk, the WME group participated in ECCAD 2008, 2008 East Cost Computer Algebra Day, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Saturday, May 9-10, 2008 (Pictures of this activity)
Prof. Paul Wang will be visiting the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing), and Hofei Technical University (HFTU) from May 16 to 31.
Our group will be making presentations (dmas) at
Learning Conference, 2008
Chicago from Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 June 2008.
Prof. Michael Mikusa will be presenting a paper (summary) on WME: A Web-based Mathematics
Education System for Teaching and Learning under the Topic Study Group 22 of the ICME11,
the 11the International Congress on Mathematical Education, Monterrey, Mexico, July 6 - 13, 2008.
Saleh Al-shomrani and Dr. Paul Wang will be attending the University Teaching Council (UTC) local conference on Friday November 2nd at the Student Center at Kent State University.
Xun Li and Saleh Al-shomrani attended and participated in the 2007 Celebration of Scholarship (A&S Poster Session) on September 27, 2007, Kent State University.
Starting September 2007, Su Wei from Lanzhou University, PRC will
be a visiting scholar to ICM and will be conducting WME related research
with the WME team. Su Wei's stay at Kent State is expected to be two years.
Starting July 2007,
The WME group members (in particular Paul Wang, Dean Zeller and Chris Green)
are working with Beverley Reed and Andrew Tonge of the Department of Mathematics at Kent State University to improve and evolve the MathPASS
college algebra tutoring system.
Michael Mikusa and Paul Wang have a meeting with people
at the Ohio Board of Regents (OBR) in Columbus Ohio,
the afternoon of Monday 6/25.
They may present some of the demos from this page.
Paul Wang visited
Lanzhou University (Lanzhou, May 24-27, 2007 pic 1, pic 2) and met with the Lanzhou
WME group for a full day of research discussions.
Paul Wang visited
the Academy of Sciences and the BUAA University (Beijing, June 2-5, 2007)
to present an overview of the WME research.
Saleh is planning a presentation on DMAS in an Kent State University
internal conference, Fall 2007
Su Wei of Lanzhou University (with several co-authors) has successfully submited a paper on MathEdit to International Multi-Symposiums on Computer and Computational Sciences 2007 (IMSCCS|07) The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
August 13 - 15, 2007
Aug. 25: Michael and Paul met with
OBR (Ohio Board of Regents) and ORC (Ohio Resource Center) representatives and breif them about WME and discussed potential collaborations and funding in Columbus Ohio.
Su Wei of Lanzhou University (with several co-authors) has an accepteda paper on MathEdit in the 11th Asian Conference in Mathematics (ATCM 2006) to be held in Hong Kong, Dec 12-16, 2006.
Saleh, Xiao, Xun and Paul will attend and present papers
at ICET 2006 (the Second IASTED International Conference on EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY), July 17-19, 2006 Calgary, Alberta, Canada. travel
The first part of June 2006, Paul visited Lanzhou University (pictures) and had extensive consultations
with Prof. Li and his research group. The work on MathEdit and Mathematics
Education Assessment has moved positively forward and continued cooperations
have been discussed.
Michael and Paul met with Amy Andres of ODE (Ohio Department
of Education) and others on July 12. At this meeting we will brief participants about WME, learn more about the ODE D3A2 project and discuss possible collaboration.
The WME project group conducted a comprehensive presentation
Ohio Resource Center for Mathematics, Science, and Reading.
The presentation took place the Thursday May 25, 2006.
Paul Wang and David Chiu attended
the Fifth IASTED International Conference on WEB-BASED EDUCATION (WBE 2006), January 23-25, 2006 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and presented the paper
An Approach for Interoperable and Customizable Web-based Mathematics Education. David Chiu was one of the four finalists in the Best Ph.D. presentation award competition (slides in pdf).
Michael has conducted a WME workshop in Dayton Ohio and
collected feedback from about 12 teachers, (Oct. 13, 2005).
Fall semester: pilot classroom use of WME at the 8th grade
level (Mr. Jacob Miller, Kimpton Middle School), 7th grade level (Mrs. Grace Dorene Ellis, Kimpton Middle School), and exploring WME application at the
6th grade level at Lakeview Elementary.
Exploring WME as an Ohio educational resource sponsored by
the Ohio Board of Regents.
July 31: WME Tutorial Workshop by P. Wang and X. Lai (Pictures of this activity) at the 4th International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL 2005), 31st July - 3rd August , 2005 , Hong Kong SAR, China.
(pdf slides by Lai)
Internet Accessible Mathematical Computation (IAMC) 2005 Workshop,
24 July 2005, at ISSAC'05 (July 24-27), Beijing, China, P. Wang, organizer.
Paul gave an invited talk at ECCAD 2005, Ashland University, OH,
March 12, 2005
Xun Lai has been given the OBR RA by the Department of Computer
Science for the academic year starting Fall 2005. This is an honor
One April 11, Saleh Al-shomrani has received the 2005 Research
Achievement award from the Kent State Graduate Student Senate!
P. Wang, S. Al-shomrani, D. Chiu, X. Lai, and X. Zou, attended IEEE SoutheastCon 2005 (An IEEE Regional Conference)
April 8-10 2005 Sponsored by: Nova Southeastern University - & IEEE Broward Section
ECCAD 2005 Ashland University, Ohio---
Many from our group attended.
Thursday January 20, Michael presentation at the
Research Center for Educational Technology meeting, 3:30 to 4:15 in 114 Moulton Hall, Kent State University.
Michael presented Web for Mathematics
Education: New efforts to create flexible and easy to use tools for
mathematics teachers at
the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
Ninth Annual Conference Dallas , TX January 27 - 29, 2005.
The one-day ITE conference in Elizabethtown
College, PA on Saturday Sept. 18, 2004 (saved trip schedule). Conference Program and Schedule: August 30, 2004, Proceedings ISBN: 0-9700583-2-2; F. Zlatarova Ed.
- Web-based Mathematics Education Pilot Project (in PDF)
- Best Student Paper: WME Site Organization and Customization Support (in PDF)
Sunday April 4 to Thursday April 8:
David Chiu, Xun Lai, Paul Wang, Yi Zhou, and Xiao Zou
attend ITCC'2004 conference (the ITE track) to present two papers.
ITCC 2004 Conference April 5-7 2004, Las Vegas. We have two
papers presented at this conference.
The paper by David Chiu on Web-based Mathematics Education with MathChat has been selected Best Student Paper
for the ITCC Conference:
On behalf of the ITCC program and organizing committee, I am happy to
congratulate you for being selected as the author of the best student paper
in the ITCC 2004. Please visit the advance program to confirm your talk
which is scheduled for Tuesday evening. Job well done!
Shahram Latifi, Ph.D., P.E.
Fall 2004 Trials at Kimpton
We are considering submitting a paper to the call for
CatalystOHIO Resources Technology Concept Papers.
The CatalystOHIO Resources has many technology
related resources for teachers.
Michael and Paul will visit NSF and Department of Education Sept.
Group meeting: Wednesday August 18, room 213 of the education building (White Hall) from 1 to 4 or we finish earlier.
Friday August 6, at 11:00 in room 213. Group meeting.
Thursday July 29. Group meeting at 3:30. Room 213. Prof.
Keehong Song from Korea will participate.
Friday July 23
meeting in room 118 White Hall at 9--12
team to meet teachers to discuss progress on login, fractions, assessment,
and measurement modules.
Thursday July 14 programming team meets at 4:00 in room
213 MSB to discuss ideas for
login, fraction, assessment and measurement modules to be built for
discussion on July 23.
Friday July 2 meeting in room 213 White Hall at 9AM to meet new teachers, discuss progress,
and trip to Elizabethtown.
June 11 Friday, our team will met
at 9:00 in room 118 White Hall (School of Education).
discussed the teaching experiments at Kimpton together
with the Middle school teachers and to plan for Summer/Fall
Week of May 24:
Michael, David, Xun, and Xiao visited Dorene's and Tim's classes.
Dorene taught from the probabilities module and Tim the
algebra module. This marks the first time middle school teachers
use WME for math education.
Xun's SVG presentation (May 17, 2004) Power Point slides and some
Thursday March 11:
David, Paul and some others of the team will visit Dorene's class
between 11:00 and 1:00 to check out the computers to make sure
what they have written will work for us next week and to
answer any questons Dorene/Kim may have.
Directions once at Kimpton:
Just check in the office and then come up the center steps
to the third floor and turn left and travel down the hall to room 310,
The Percent Module will be in trial use at Kimpton
the week of March 15.
Three or four of us from the WME team will join Prof. Mikusa
during the 11:25 to 12:35 or so Monday through Thursday
to help and learn valuable lessons from this trial.