Nominated by college students for his use of Jupyter notebooks and open public knowledge in 8.316-Knowledge Science in Physics
MIT’s Instructing with Digital Know-how Awards are student-nominated and student-judged awards for school and instructors who’ve successfully used digital know-how to enhance instructing and studying at MIT. Co-sponsored by Open Studying and the Workplace of the Vice Chancellor, the purpose is to acknowledge our educators for his or her improvements and to provide the MIT group the chance to be taught from their practices.
This yr, college students submitted 167 nominations. “College students wrote nominations for school and instructors who used know-how–starting from knowledge visualization, digital whiteboards, and Zoom, to printed circuit boards, interactive notebooks and reside demos,” stated Senior Affiliate Dean Chris Capozzola, “all in ways in which engaged college students and aided their studying.”
This yr’s 7 winners characterize 4 colleges, 6 departments, and seven programs. At an award ceremony on Might 30, Capozzola acknowledged the lasting influence every educator had, sharing the constructive suggestions from their respective scholar nominations.
The winners of the 2023 Instructing with Digital Know-how Awards are:
Philip Harris, Assistant Professor, Physics, 8.316
College students supplied excessive reward to Philip Harris for his use of interactive notebooks to assist college students perceive computational strategies as utilized to physics knowledge evaluation. Utilizing Jupyter notebooks and open public knowledge, Harris demonstrates for college students how you can analyze knowledge utilizing code and how you can reproduce and be taught from Nobel-prize discoveries.
Andreas Karatsolis, Affiliate Director of Writing, Rhetoric and Skilled Communication, Comparative Media Research/Writing, 21W.015
Andreas Karatsolis inspired the usage of knowledge visualization to assist college students higher perceive rhetoric and knowledge evaluation, along with increase their confidence as writers. A scholar stated, “I’ve by no means been good at writing and the completely different rhetorical and visible abilities that I discovered on this class massively improved my confidence in my writing abilities!”
Christine Ortiz, Morris Cohen Professor, Supplies Science and Engineering, 3.088
Ellan Spero, Teacher, Supplies Science and Engineering, 3.088
Christine Ortiz and Ellan Spero used know-how within the classroom in a seamless and fascinating means. “The eye from projected slides to small teams discussions and the usage of white boards shift pretty seamlessly. It makes the content material actually participating for me to have it offered after which digested by means of these completely different mediums of know-how together with dynamic group discussions,” a scholar shared.
Russell Tedrake, Toyota Professor, Electrical Engineering & Laptop Science, 6.8210 / 6.4210
College students expressed deep appreciation for Russell Tedrake’s use of interactive graphics and code to assist solidify their understanding in fact ideas and functions. A scholar stated, “Seeing these demos proper after his instructing of principle actually helped us make the concepts he taught extra concrete, and convey on to floor a few of the intricate particulars of a few of these algorithms that one would in any other case not get simply by wanting on the mathematical principle.”
Joel Voldman, College Head (EE) & Clarence J. LeBel Professor, Electrical Engineering & Laptop Science, 6.9000
College students counseled Joel Voldman for integrating design and meeting of printed circuit boards into his Engineering for Affect course. A scholar described printed circuit boards as a “very tough know-how to include pedagogically attributable to technical and logistical challenges.”
Danielle Wooden, Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Sciences / Aeronautics and Astronautics, MAS.858
Danielle Wooden taught in hybrid format, a course construction college students described as extra inclusive and equitable for college students with completely different backgrounds and tasks. “Professors like Dr. Wooden make me really feel like I belong at MIT and don’t want to select pursuing my PhD at MIT or my private tasks and has actually influenced my feels about staying in academia on the whole,” shared a scholar.