Dr. Herman has been involved in a variety of aspects of using instructional technology in mathematics and physics classes. He has also attended all of the ICTCM (International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics) since 1993. The type of involvement includes, but is not limited to
Programming - He taught Fortran and Pascal and has created over 20 years applications using BASIC, Turbo Pascal, Visual Basic and has worked with many mathematics packages, including MuMath, MathCAD, Matlab, and Maple.
Mathematics on Pocket PCs - He has worked on funded projects to explore the use of handheld devices in the classroom. This has lead to investigations of the software that can be used to do Mathematics on Pocket PCs.
Multimedia Presentations - He has created presentations in Toolbook and PowerPoint and conducted workshops for faculty in using multimedia, including using the Internet and creating web pages with MS Front Page and other editors. Some samples are at WebCalc.
Mathematics and Physics Worksheets - He has made use of MathCAD, Matlab, and Maple to create simple presentations for the classroom.
Lab Manuals - With others he has developed sets of labs for calculus, differential equations and introductory physics classes.
Online Courses - He had co-authored an Online College Algebra Course and has worked with many faculty in developing online course in other fields using tools like WebCT.
Funded Projects - He has worked with others to obtain funding for several projects, which are at the forefront of technology use in the classroom. These include the funded projects: MCP Project (Multimedia Instruction in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics), iLumina Digital Library (a part of the National Science Digital Library), and the Numina Project (an exploration of the use of handheld and pocket PCs in science and mathematics classrooms).
Department Contributions - He has been chair of the department Technology Committee, worked to have graphing calculators required in many lower level classes, and helped to implement a Long Range Computing Plan. He has been the Web Master for the Mathematics and Statistics Department, and has helped graduate students with LaTeX issues and created a thesis format for their use.
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