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Title: Teaching in Class and on MIT's OpenCourseWare
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Strang, Gilbert
Issue Date: 14-Dec-2010
Event Date: 14-Dec-2010
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 box 1.5
Notes: IAS Distinguished Lecture.
Abstract: Ten years ago Prof Gilbert Strang was given a chance to have his MIT linear algebra course (18.06) videotaped. It was in the normal classroom and no special effects! His only idea was to encourage other mathematics faculty to be recorded before their lectures were lost. Then the OpenCourseWare project [http://ocw.mit.edu] started soon after, and it was natural to include those videos. This has changed his life. Prof Strang hopes that by watching a few minutes of these videos and discussing what is successful and what is not, faculty members can together improve their teaching - and see what qualities are important to develop. He is not sure what the most important qualities are, and it would be very valuable to know. Prof Gilbert Strang received his PhD from University of California at Los Angeles in 1959 and has since then been teaching at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has been a Sloan Fellow and a Fairchild Scholar and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Professor of Mathematics at MIT and an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College.
Duration: 75 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
Videos for Public -- Distinguished Lectures