ASKME Courses® Overview

Acquire and Self-Regulate Knowledge in a Multimedia Environment

UT Austin’s K-16 Education Center makes it easy for you to offer new learning opportunities to your students! Whether you are looking to find challenging courses for your independent learner, expand your school’s present curricular offerings, create an online program, or build a complete virtual school from the bottom up, the K-16 Education Center has the products and services to make your online learning dreams come true!

Content area specialists and technology experts collaborated with the University of Texas at Austin to develop the research-based ASKME® online Math and Science courses for secondary students. The courses are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), aligned with the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), and designed to enhance the learning process, thereby preparing students for college.

The ASKME® portfolio of courses includes:

  • IPC
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Geometry

The ASKME® science and math courses are not only available for schools; these courses also serve as the UT K16 science and math courses for independent learners. For a listing of additional high school courses, please see High School Courses.

Meeting the Demands of a Changing World

Educational institutions across the country are quickly incorporating online content into their curricula to accommodate the increasing demand for flexible, high quality and technology rich education that prepares students for the global community of the 21st century. ASKME® represents the best that online learning has to offer.

Technology Integration

The ASKME Courses® center on the powerful integration of technology and multimedia into a standards-based curriculum that supports learning. ASKME® uses animation and storylines to present problems in the context of real-world scenarios, which keeps students engaged in the curricula and actively involved in learning. The interface design uses an intuitive and consistent approach to course navigation, instructional elements, and the presentation of key course features. All course content is presented in online, multimedia tutorials that allow students to learn without a textbook.

Please review the ASKME® Computer Requirements.

Implementation

ASKME Courses® can be utilized by teachers in a classroom setting or can be completed by motivated independent learners. ASKME® offers school districts the option to purchase courses through a site license. Independent learners can purchase individual courses, and have assignments graded by Texas certified teachers.

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