In this article I introduce a Web-based technology, called enVision, that extends the concept of a chatroom or whiteboard to include capabilities for mathematical and symbolic content. I also briefly discuss how this technology has enabled me to conduct online office hours in introductory mathematics courses, which has greatly increased office hour participation.
College mathematics teachers
This article uses basic HTML and images in PNG format, and should be accessible with any modern browser. The enVision software discussed in the article uses Java, and thus you will need a Java-enabled browser to try the software. Click on the link to install the Java plug-in if necessary.
Published October, 2006. Article ID: 1305
Copyright © 2006 by Marco Pollanen