I strongly believe in broadening access to high quality higher level education. Being a mathematician, I have a particular interest in mathematics education.
To this end I have created a MOOC entitled Analysis of a Complex Kind on the Coursera platform in the Fall of 2013. My goal with this course was to reach out to people around the world and spark in them a lasting interest and curiosity in a beautiful corner of mathematics. To find out more about my experience, read my contribution to Musings on MOOCs in the AMS Notices. My course consists of video lectures (screen casts produced by annotating slide shows), in-lecture quizzes (as pretty much all MOOCs do), peer-graded assignments (ask me how that went…), weekly homework and a final exam. Here are some screen shots:I have furthermore co-organized (with John Chadam and Jim Fowler) the following meetings that address issues around open online mathematics instruction:
- Open Online Mathematics Instruction, Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, August 5-6, 2014. Click here for a video archive of some of the presentations.
- Mathematics in the time of MOOCs, American Institute of Mathematics, February 2-9, 2014.
Further meetings are forthcoming.