Science

Personal experiences in teaching linear algebra and teaching online

Professor Gilbert Strang

Date: 

Thursday, 14 January, 2016 - 14:00

Where: 

Room 2063, The Red Centre (Centre Wing), UNSW

Hosts: 

School of Mathematics and Statistics

Type of event: 

Seminar

Professor Strang (MIT) will share his experiences with online teaching and in lecturing linear algebra. 

Online learning is an exciting space. OpenCourseWare was life-changing for Professor Gilbert Strang (MIT). He will recall these experiences and also discuss other possible options such as MITx and MOOCs. He will also share his experiences in writing and lecturing about linear algebra.

Professor Strang 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, an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Strang has published eleven books, including Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (2014). He was the President of SIAM during 1999 and 2000, and Chair of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics. He received the von Neumann Medal of the US Association for Computational Mechanics, and the Henrici Prize for applied analysis. The first Su Buchin Prize from the International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the Haimo Prize from the Mathematical Association of America, were awarded for his contributions to teaching around the world.