Does anyone know of any qualitiy online college math courses? I'm looking for College Algebra level and higher (minimum of 100 level ... no prerequisite level). Thanks!
Hi Kim, Have you looked at Coursera? I dabbled in some Statistics courses there. They are offered by excellent schools, and you can't beat the price. You may get a letter of completion, but formal credit hours are not a given, but that might be okay if you're in it just for the knowledge. .https://www.coursera.org/
Larger community colleges (and probably smaller ones, too) often offer some math courses online, if you want formal college credit. They may require proctored tests.
For example, in Kansas (where I am), Butler Community College is offering college algebra and trig (separate courses) online this fall and Johnson County CC is also offering those courses as well as business calculus online.
A list of CCs around the US can be found at http://www.utexas.edu/world/comcol/state/
Like Carl said, it may depend on your state as to which courses you can access easily online. I live in CA and have access to every community college for the student rates, which are like $30 a credit. I've taken courses online at three different CA community colleges, one being in San Diego which is hundreds of miles away from where I live. Only with one of the community college courses was I required to go in person to take the exams. All of my other classes (about 7 of them) could be done from home.
If you live in CA, various community colleges throughout the state offer Algebra I, Algebra II, variations of Algebra II, pre-Calculus, Trig, and I think Calculus online. You can also buy a subscription to ALEKS without having to go through a community college. I think lots of schools farm out their course to ALEKS and use ALEKS's software set-up to determine student grades for a course. If you don't need the transcript and have the money to spend, check out ALEKS.
I took 18 credit hours of math with Chadron State College. The six courses were presented in a unique manner - students enrolled attended as either face-to-face students or online students (I was an online student accessing the courses from Germany). Since their was a face-to-face cohort of students the professors would record their lectures / discussions and post them daily, along with their visual representations, to the OLS - online students and face-to-face students benefited from the postings. I took 3 semesters of Calculus, 1 semester of College Geometry, 1 semester of the History of Mathematics, and 1 semester of Logic.
Are you looking for examples or for classes to take? I'll go the other route and give some resources you might be able to use if you're wanting to teach an online class. The first one is the obvious Khan Academy - they provide TONS of videos, as well a space to practice: http://www.khanacademy.org/.
I don't have access to the courses themselves, but the community college I used to work for offers math online and they Hawkes Learning Systems to supplement/ for homework: http://www.hawkeslearning.com/.
When I taught math online for them, I used MyMathLab: http://www.mymathlab.com/. It has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. I only taught sub-100, but MyMathLab could be used for any level.
The only math class(es) I have taken online were through Portland Community College in Oregon. I liked the text and instructor. I looked on their website for his website, but didn't find it. Here's the text he used: http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Practice-Statistics-w-CD/dp/1429216212/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1368309133&sr=8-14&keywords=introduction+to+statistics. There are probably less expensive books out there or you can probably find electronic resources that are cheaper.
The college I currently work for is trying to put together a math lab w/ an online component. I am always looking around for resources to that end. I'm happy to share good things as I find them and I try to do that on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sbethm . That's a good place to contact me, too, if you'd like.
FINALLY, in my snooping I noticed this website for a calculus class at Oregon State University. It looks like it's a supplement for their online class based in BlackBoard: http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/mth251/cq/. In using LMS's, sometimes it's difficult to get a look at online classes - it's nice when they make some of their resources/ materials available to the public.