Re: distance learning

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg4336] Re: distance learning*From*: tlm at ameslab.gov (Dr. T. L. Marchioro II)*Date*: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 00:58:25 -0400*Organization*: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

mmalcolm crawford wrote: > Hi, > > I'd be interested to know if there are any distance-learning cources > available for Mathematica? If anyone has any pointers they could share > (particularly if they could email them) I'd be very grateful. > > Best wishes, > > mmalc. Can you be a little more specific on what you are looking for? Are you looking for a "distance" introduction to Mathematica? Or courses that use Mathematica? And what type of "distance learning" do you mean? (I've learned that the term means different things to different people). The UCES project, which I direct, has developed an extensive collection of on-line materials for teaching undergraduate computational science and engineering. Many of the materials make use of Mathematica, and we have written software that allows students to execute the Mma commands either locally, or on a remote "computational server" (that maintains the state) in a fairly straightforward manner. If this is in the spirit of what you wanted, take a look at http://uces.ameslab.gov/uces/archive/resources/IntroToMma as a fairly good example. We have a short course called "Introduction to Scientific Computing Using Mathematica" that will be available shortly (like, any day now if I can just find time to finish the editing :) and I would be happy to make this available to you as wel. Hope this proves helpful. Tom PS (1): Without violating any of my NDAs, I can say that WRI has done some really nice work lately that should make developing things like what we have much easier. PS (2): Aren't you another NeXT person? -- Dr. Thomas L. Marchioro II Two-wheeled theoretical physicist Applied Mathematical Sciences 515-294-9779 Ames Laboratory 515-432-9142 (home) Ames, Iowa 50011 tlm at ameslab.gov Project Coordinator: Undergraduate Computational Engineering and Sciences http://uces.ameslab.gov/ ==== [MESSAGE SEPARATOR] ====