From the late 60's the mathematics department at Harvey Mudd College (HMC) has been active in introducing independent study projects into its math courses, especially courses involving differential equations. This paper describes two such approaches and the features that were constructed to support them. With the change in technology in the late 90's, it was clear that these project approaches needed to be updated. These changes are underway and are described in this article.
Borrelli, Robert and Coleman, Courtney
"A Project Approach in Differential Equations Courses,"
Vol. 8, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol8/iss1/2