#### Mindful Conversations Developing “Zero Cost Textbook Cost"... 11/7/2017

Description:

In the fall 2016, I participated in the initiative to develop a “zero textbook cost” section for MAT 100 (introduction to college mathematics). The section is completely developed and approved by the Lumen Learning and is offering in the spring 2017. This is developed using the “MyOpenMath” platform. “MyOpenMath” runs on the open source, providing free hosted use of this platform in support of free, open textbooks. The intent is to provide classroom use of the platform, without any required cost to students and to provide students self-study opportunities. In this presentation, I will demonstrate the use of “MyOpenMath” software in developing the course and some pros and cons of using the software. After the presentation, the audience will have some basic idea about the platform and will be able to start the process of developing their own course using the software. The audience are encouraged to bring a laptop if they want a hand on experience during the presentation.

About the Instructor:

Dr. Tanvir Prince has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and is currently working as an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Hostos Community College. He is interested in such areas as Topological Quantum Field Theory and Recreational Mathematics. He has recently become very interested in Mathematics Education. He has presented at numerous international and national conferences. He is regularly publishing articles focusing both on pure mathematics and mathematics education in various peer reviewed journals. Dr. Prince is also currently collaborating on projects that aim to expose community college students to mathematical research early in their academic careers. His other interests include traveling and cooking.