University of Manitoba Simon Fraser University

Centre recherches mathématique

Fields Institute

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Institute for Quantum Computing

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BRIAN FORREST, University of Waterloo
It Really Is Never Too Late To Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

For many years my idea of using technology in the classroom was drawing pictures with colored chalk. However I recently had the opportunity to help develop two fully-online Calculus courses for Distance Education. This was in many ways an eye-opening experience. In this talk I will try to share with you some of my observations about the process, the potential for teaching mathematics online, what I learned about today's students, and how this endeavor might impact my approach to teaching mathematics in the classroom.