Calculus One is a massive open online course by Ohio State University on Coursera and YouTube.[1] The course features over 25 hours of video and exercises. The instructor is Jim Fowler, an assistant professor of mathematics at the Ohio State University.[2] The course was available for the first time on Coursera during the Spring Semester of 2012–13. More than 47,000 students enrolled in the course, and several thousand successfully completed the 15-week course,[3] which has been favorably reviewed.[4]

Course Overview

The course begins with an introduction to functions and limits, and goes on to explain derivatives. By the end of this course, the student will have learnt the fundamental theorem of calculus, chain rule, derivatives of transcendental functions, integration, and applications of all these in the real world. This course is followed by Calculus Two.

Development

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Calculus One course was initially released on Coursera in the Spring Semester of 2012–13.[5] MOOCulus, an online platform that lets you practice Calculus was developed at the Ohio State University to provide students a place to practice Calculus problems. The platform, which was built using Ruby on Rails was built because Coursera didn't offer an engaging way to practice problems.[6][7] The whole course, which consists of 200+ videos, was typeset as a textbook on April 10, 2014. The textbook, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike License, incorporated some of its example and exercise problems from Elementary calculus: An approach using Infinitesimals.[8]

References

"Calculus One". Coursera. Archived from the original on 2015-02-18. Retrieved 2015-05-19.

"Jim Fowler(OSU)". Coursera. Retrieved 2015-05-19.

"Calculus One by Jim Fowler". kisonecat. Archived from the original on 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2015-05-19.

"Calculus One". CourseTalk | MOOC Reviews & Ratings. Retrieved 2015-05-19.

Fowler, Jim. "Calculus One – k = 1 cat – Jim Fowler". kisonecat.com. Archived from the original on 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2015-05-19.

"MOOCulus for Calculus Fun: An Interview with Tom Evans". Educational Technology and Change Journal. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 2015-05-19.

Carlson, Karen (19 April 2013). "What I learned from MOOCulus". A Just Recompense. Retrieved 2015-05-19.

MOOCulus Calculus (PDF). p. 2.

External links

Calculus One Official Website

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