Collaborating to Innovate: An Online Bridge Program to Prepare First-Year College Students for Math Success

Wednesday, February 03 | 11:00AM–11:45AM | Texas Ballroom Foyer, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
As part of a 2014 commitment to President Obama to graduate more STEM majors, Yale developed an online bridge program to boost the quantitative reasoning skills of selected incoming freshmen. Yale math professor Jim Rolf was picked to spearhead the project. He assembled a collaborative team to build an innovative online program integrating video production, videoconferencing, adaptive learning, and badging into the Canvas LMS. The result was not a for-credit course but rather a social and motivating "online experience" for Yale scholars: ONEXYS. The planning, execution, and evaluation of ONEXYS will be the subject of this presentation.

OUTCOMES: Identify relevant existing programs, gaps, and opportunities * Identify potential partners and existing resources * Identify existing software tools and functional gaps and plan for program evaluation, including data collection methods


  • Edward O'Neill

    Senior Instructional Designer

Resources & Downloads