Lorena A. Barba group


A collaboration to issue badges in #numericalmooc


Announcing a collaboration with Prof. Daniel T. Hickey (Indiana University Center for Research on Learning and Technology) to award badges in our independent MOOC, "Practical Numerical Methods with Python." When I was writing the short, internal proposal for creating what is now GW's first massive open online course (MOOC), I had a handful of clear... Continue »

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 »

Announcing AeroPython!


I haven't lectured in two years. I've of course been teaching, but have stopped using the method known as "the lecture"—delivering a set amount of material (aka, "covering") from the front of the classroom to a group of mostly quiet, note-taking students. Like greater profs before me, I am a converted lecturer.1 It was Spring... Continue »

BU's top provider of educational media

Prof Barba has single-handedly become the university’s top provider of educational media via iTunes U.

With her latest course on iTunes U, a freshman Introduction to Engineering module titled “Bio-Aerial Locomotion,” Prof. Barba firmly establishes her track-record of using new media to support learning and championing the open courseware movement. This course has been the Top Collection on BU’s iTunes page since the start of the semester, while her previous courses... Continue »