American Digital University Services (ADU Services) provides quality online supplemental courses. As a service provider with over a decade of experience, we serve higher education institutions as e-learning consultants and as e-learning content development partners. We also provide off-the-shelf courses in areas of internal strength—college mathematics, science and professional maritime studies.
Experiential Learning Model
ADU Services’ e-learning supplemental courses have been developed and designed with David Kolb’s experiential learning theory in mind.
Areas from the experiential learning theory that we draw from is built around students being able to watch or listen to a relevant and engaging kick-off session; students being able to critically self-examine an e-book; students being able to reflect and internalize the knowledge they have gained through the use of lesson quizzes, assignments or virtual lab experimentations (when available); students being able to learn in ways that are meaningful to them, that is, where their experiences are today with respect to what they are learning; and students being able to validate their own learning through summative assessments that are instantly responsive. All of these experiences for the students are to take place in a cyclical manner with multiple entry-points always being available.
Our e-learning services also encourage peer/educator collaboration through the use of video or electronic communication. And because we believe in a "blended" form of learning and a "flipped class" concept, a face-to-face component will always be essential.
In creating the best experience possible for educators and students, we are always mindful of the varying needs institutions have and are committed to consulting with them to understand how we can best support them.
Our Engineering and Technical Studies courses are also specifically designed to prepare incoming freshman for college level courses in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Engineering. Again, working with an institution’s curriculum, ADU Services’ Math for Engineering and Technical Studies courses can assure that the institution’s students will obtain higher passing grades.
Solving Equations; Graphic Exponential Functions; Logarithmic Functions; and Polar Coordinates
Angles & their Measure; Circular Functions; Graphics of Trigonometric Functions; Trigonometric Identities & Equations; Complete Numbers; and DeMoivre's Theorem
Single Variable Calculus I
Limits; Continuity; Definition of the Derivative; Calculating the Derivative; Implicit Functions & Implicit Differentiation; Related Rates; Higher Order Derivatives; Applications to Graphing; Optimizations Problems; Integration; Applications to Area & Volumes of Solids of Revolution; and The Calculus of Logs & Exponential Functions
Single Variable Calculus II
Trigonometric Integrals; Inverse Trigonometric Functions; Integration Using Trigonometric Substitution; Integration by Parts; Partial Fraction Decomposition; Hyperbolic Functions cosh x and sinh x; Arc Length of Curves; Surface Area of Solids of Revolution; Motor & Work Problems; L'Hopital's Rule; Improper Integrals; Areas Using Polar Coordinates; and Differential Equations
Techniques of Differentiation; Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions; Differentiating a Parametrized Curve; Higher Order Derivatives; and Derivatives & Logarithmic Functions
Introduction to R3; Parametric Equations of Curves in R2 & R3; Vectors; Equations of Planes and Lines; Multi-variable Functions & Lead Curves; and Partial Derivatives
Sequences & Series
InfiniteSequences; Infinite Series; Tests for Convergence; and Taylor & Maclauren Series
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Row Reduction; Algebra of Matricies; and Determinants & Cramer's Rule