Lorena A. Barba group


Announcing "Practical Numerical Methods with Python" MOOC

Aug. 6—New! Course site now open for registrations! As announced at SciPy 2014 (July 8), I will be teaching a numerical methods course at GW this Fall semester that will be connected with three other courses around the world, and also with an independent MOOC titled "Practical Numerical Methods with Python." This is a collaboration... Continue »

Comment: "Will MOOCs destroy academia?"

Photo credit: Ray Sawhill (2011) on Flickr, Creative Commons CC-BY.

The editorial "Will MOOCs destroy academia?", by Moshe Vardi, appeared in the November 2012 issue of the Communications of the ACM. This is my reaction to that editorial, written at the time the editorial appeared online, with the intention of leaving a comment to it. The comment grew too long, and thus I decided to... Continue »