YorkU math instructors pilot WeBWorK OER to support math students


York University mathematics instructors have introduced an open educational resource called WeBWorK, which allows math students to practice their skills with an unlimited number of problems and receive instant feedback. YorkU is piloting the program with over 700 Linear Algebra students. YorkU Assistant Professor Andrew McEachern additionally paired the platform with Discord so that students could ask questions and quickly receive answers. McEachern said that so far, his students have been reporting much less anxiety about their homework. “In my opinion, if even one student benefits, it’s worth it,” said McEachern.