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Jupyter in education discussion group

Lorena Barba (George Washington University), Robert Talbert (Grand Valley State University)
5:00pm–5:40pm Thursday, August 23, 2018
Location: Beekman/Sutton North

The Jupyter in education track concludes with breakout sessions that allow presenters and attendees alike to work together on specific topics, potentially leading to new projects and collaborations. Leveraging an “unconference” format popularized by the O’Reilly Foo Camp events, participants will propose discussion topics; then everyone chooses which discussions they want to attend. (Feel free to move among multiple discussions if you wish.) Each discussion group should assign someone to take notes. Expected outcomes should also focus on input for Project Jupyter planning.

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Lorena Barba

George Washington University

Lorena A. Barba is associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. In addition to her research in computational science and engineering, she is interested in education technology, social learning, and massively open online courses as well as innovations in STEM education, including flipped classrooms and other forms of blended learning. Lorena is a recipient of the 2016 Leamer-Rosenthal Award for Open Social Sciences and was recognized with an honorable mention at the Open Education Consortium’s 2017 Open Education Awards for Excellence.

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Robert Talbert

Grand Valley State University

Robert Talbert is Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Mathematics at Grand Valley State University. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University. He is the author of the book Flipped Learning: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty (Stylus, 2017) and is a frequent workshop facilitator and keynote speaker on teaching and learning in the US and abroad. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Robert spent a sabbatical withi Steelcase Education, where he worked with the Workspace Futures group to conduct research on active learning and active learning spaces. He writes about math, technology, education, and academic productivity at his website,