The Math Emporium: A New Learning Community

  • Anne H. Moore Virginia Tech University
Keywords: Higher Education, Technology, Instruction


Virginia Tech s gothic architecture "embodies the solemn, timeless look of academia, imbuing all who come here with a powerful sense of place ... until they get to math class "(Wall Street Journal, 1 January 2000). Approximately sixty faculty teach in the Math Emporium, a technology-assisted learning community serving more than 7, 000 students each semester. With 500 work-stations, the emporium offers a variety of options for learning mathematics, including online learning, tutorials, tutors, lectures on CD-ROM, group meetings, live lectures, and tests and quizzes online.