ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) has been successfully used by many universities to better prepare students for college chemistry. It is a web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know and then instructs the student on the topics they are most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS also provides the advantages of one-on-one instruction, 24/7, from virtually any Web-based computer for a fraction of the cost of a human tutor.
ALEKS will be extremely useful to any student that has taken high school chemistry but needs a review of key concepts before taking C117. For the cost of $32, a very economical price compared to the tuition cost of a semester of preparatory chemistry (C103), the students are given access to a 6-week ALEKS license. On average, students require between 20 and 40 hours in the program to achieve mastery of the review material. You may choose to purchase an 11-week license for $41.63, but a 6-week license should be sufficient time to achieve the 95% mastery needed to enroll in C117. If the ALEKS license does expire before the course has been completed satisfactorily, the student will have to purchase a new license if they choose to complete the ALEKS course.
Please make sure to read the ALEKS course instructions pdf prior to registering for the course.
Completion of the ALEKS On-line Course is due at the time of enrollment. Once you have obtained the 95% mastery, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission to enroll in CHEM-C117.
Students who do not meet the 95% total mastery will not be given permission to enroll in C117.
You do not need to complete the ALEKS program if you have received a passing grade in C103.
Using your IU email address when registering for ALEKS will help in identifying your student account when CHEM-C117 permissions are processed.
Current Course Code: AG4P3-N4CAH