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The Future of Digital Education

A collection of podcasts and blog posts discussing the role of technology in education

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Preparing For University with Online Courseware

This week, Alessandro Bogino discusses how secondary school students are preparing for university with online courseware, led by Dr. Steven Furino.

Alessandro Bogino holds a research grant at the University of Turin focused on the development of plugins needed for the automated management of thousands of users enrolled in and preparing for the TARM (Test for the Assessment of Minimum Requirements). In addition, he previously held a research grant at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Turin to collaborate on the realization of the project Orient@mente. The project involved the development of an open online platform focused on self-paced preparatory materials for use by secondary school students who intend to apply for scientific study at the University of Turin. In this podcast, led by Dr. Steve Furino, Assistant Dean of Online Studies at the University of Waterloo, he discusses his experiences creating preparatory materials using online courseware technology.

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Making STEM education accessible to all: eLearning in Indonesia

Dr. Maydison Ginting shares his goal of making STEM education accessible to all, and discusses his plans to implement eLearning in Indonesia with Dr. Steven Furino.

Dr. Maydison Ginting currently serves as a member of faculty as well as the Head of the Department of Business Mathematics in the School of Applied STEM at the Universitas Prasetiya Mulya in Indonesia. Listen as he and Dr. Steve Furino, Assistant Dean of Online Studies at the University of Waterloo, discuss plans to implement online learning at the Universitas Prasetiya Mulya with the goal of further enhancing STEM education across all of Indonesia.

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Supplementary Materials and Blended Learning

Dr. Matthias Kniebusch gives us his take on supplementary materials and blended learning in this week’s podcast, hosted by Dr. Steven Furino.

Dr. Matthias Kniebusch, Assistant Professor at the Hochschule Bremerhaven, a university of applied sciences in Germany, has been deeply focused on digital education for the past 5 years. He first introduced online assignments in mathematics as an initial step towards blended learning. Since then, he has developed online content in mathematics and in engineering mechanics and is now focused on bringing courses online as part of the Wind Energy Systems Program at Bremerhaven. In this podcast, he discusses his experience and future direction with Dr. Steve Furino, Assistant Dean of Online Studies at the University of Waterloo.

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Onwards and Upwards – Jim and Steve (Part 4)

Dr. Jim Cooper and Dr. Steven Furino conclude by discussing the onwards and upwards trajectory of digital education, in this final of this four part discussion.

The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo (UW) has the largest concentration of mathematical and computer science talent in the world and has been offering online mathematics courses since 2003. Over 21,000 UW students per year enroll in online for-credit math courses and the number of unique users visiting UW’s open educational resources in the hundreds of thousands each year. UW understands the challenges that online math and other STEM development projects encounter, and has made great progress in overcoming many of them. Listen as Dr. Steve Furino, Assistant Dean of Online Studies at the University of Waterloo discusses the history and future of digital education with Dr. Jim Cooper, President and CEO of Maplesoft, a leading provider of STEM-focused solutions for online education.

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Mobility and Infrastructure – Jim and Steve (Part 3)

Dr. Jim Cooper and Dr. Steven Furino examine how mobility and infrastructure play a key role in digital education in the third of this four part discussion.

The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo (UW) has the largest concentration of mathematical and computer science talent in the world and has been offering online mathematics courses since 2003. Over 21,000 UW students per year enroll in online for-credit math courses and the number of unique users visiting UW’s open educational resources in the hundreds of thousands each year. UW understands the challenges that online math and other STEM development projects encounter, and has made great progress in overcoming many of them. Listen as Dr. Steve Furino, Assistant Dean of Online Studies at the University of Waterloo discusses the history and future of digital education with Dr. Jim Cooper, President and CEO of Maplesoft, a leading provider of STEM-focused solutions for online education.

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Inside and Outside Post-Secondary – Jim and Steve (Part 2)

Dr. Jim Cooper and Dr. Steven Furino review digital education, both inside and outside post-secondary education in the second of this four part discussion.

The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo (UW) has the largest concentration of mathematical and computer science talent in the world and has been offering online mathematics courses since 2003. Over 21,000 UW students per year enroll in online for-credit math courses and the number of unique users visiting UW’s open educational resources in the hundreds of thousands each year. UW understands the challenges that online math and other STEM development projects encounter, and has made great progress in overcoming many of them. Listen as Dr. Steve Furino, Assistant Dean of Online Studies at the University of Waterloo discusses the history and future of digital education with Dr. Jim Cooper, President and CEO of Maplesoft, a leading provider of STEM-focused solutions for online education.

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The History (and Future) of Digital Education – Jim and Steve (Part 1)

Dr. Jim Cooper and Dr. Steven Furino discuss the history and future of digital education in this week’s podcast, the first installment of this four part discussion.

The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo (UW) has the largest concentration of mathematical and computer science talent in the world and has been offering online mathematics courses since 2003. Over 21,000 UW students per year enroll in online for-credit math courses and the number of unique users visiting UW’s open educational resources in the hundreds of thousands each year. UW understands the challenges that online math and other STEM development projects encounter, and has made great progress in overcoming many of them. Listen as Dr. Steve Furino, Assistant Dean of Online Studies at the University of Waterloo discusses the history and future of digital education with Dr. Jim Cooper, President and CEO of Maplesoft, a leading provider of STEM-focused solutions for online education.