December 18, 2014
THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Meeting on Open Online Mathematics Instruction
August 5 and 6, 2014
August 5, Stewart Library. Fields Institute
August 6, Bahen Centre, Room 1130

Organizing Committee:
Jim Fowler, Ohio State
John Chadam, Pittsburgh
Petra Bonfert-Taylor, Wesleyan University

OVERVIEW

Building on a workshop held at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) in Palo Alto, The Fields Institute will host a series of activities during 2014-15 focused on facilitating the efforts of mathematical scientists to design, develop, and make accessible, quality online content in order to enhance instruction at all levels. This meeting will bring together participants of the February workshop at AIM (http://aimath.org/pastworkshops/moocs.html) with Canadian mathematical scientists, many of whom are involved in the COU/MTCU initiative to support the development of online courses in Ontario universities. For the most part August 5 will be devoted to hands-on sessions during which participants will share their expertise. Representatives from Maplesoft will also discuss the platform they are developing for content management of the online material. August 6th will be devoted to finalizing plans for invited lectures, invited panels, hands-on sessions, poster sessions and a public lecture during the weeklong follow-up workshop in June 2015 at The Fields Institute.

Preliminary Schedule

Tuesday, August 5
Location

8:30 - 9:00 Coffee
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome, Introduction, Overview (Fields Directorate, Organizers)
9:15 - 10:30 Hands-on Session 1 (Petra Bonfert-Taylor, Grace Lyo, Lorenzo Sadun, Stephen Wang)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee
11:00 - 12:00 Hands-on Session 2 (Aldo Caputo, Steve Furino, Barbara Forrest, Brian Forrest)
12:00 - 12:30 Open Discussion on Design of Online Courses
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 3:00 Hands-on Session 3 (Maplesoft)
3:00 - 4:00 Hands-on Session 4 (Joseph Khoury, Micah Stickel, Jim Fowler)
4:00 - 4:15 Coffee
4:15 - 4:45 Open Discussion on Design of Online Courses, Membership to Breakout Sessions
4:45 - 5:30 Breakout Sessions on Design of Online Courses
5:30 - 6:30 Reception


Wednesday, August 6
Location: Bahen Building Room 1130

8:30 - 9:00 Coffee
9:00 - 9:30 Summary of Tuesday's Activities and Plan for Wednesday's Activities
9:30 - 10:30 Open Discussion of Planning of June 2015 Workshop
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee
10:45 - 11:30 Breakout Sessions on Planning of June 2015 Workshop
11:30 - 12:30 Reports from Breakout Groups (Design and Planning)

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