‘A Mind for Numbers’ with bestselling author Barbara Oakley, Oct. 19

Barbara Oakley
Barbara Oakley

The Office of the Associate Vice-President of Teaching & Learning, the Faculties of Science and Health, and the Lassonde School of Engineering are collaboratively hosting a signature speaker event, “A Mind for Numbers with Coursera expert Professor Barbara Oakley,” on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 10:30am to 3:30pm.

Oakley is the author of the New York Times bestselling science book A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra). She is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering. Oakley is also a visiting scholar at the University of California, San Diego. She is Coursera’s inaugural innovation instructor and co-lead of Coursera’s most popular massive open online course, “Learning How to Learn,” with over 1.1 million people enrolled to date.

This signature event will feature two seminars and a keynote address:

  • Morning seminar: Integrating teamwork and active learning into the classroom.
  • Keynote address: Learning how to learn.
  • Afternoon seminar: Lessons from a basement studio: How to make a riveting online class.

Both seminars will be held in the new Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence and require advanced registration. Attendees can register by emailing Lauren Grant at fsccotl@yorku.ca. The keynote address will be held in the Life Sciences Building (Room 105) from 12:30 to 1:30pm.

More details are available at goo.gl/GkPsY6.