Monday Afternoon, October 23

Electronic Textbooks, Classrooms and Laboratories for Education in Computational Sciences (Invited minisymposium)

The existing Global Information Infrastructure (GII), and software (e.g. Mosaic, Netscape, Arena) that efficiently exploits it, has impacted many facets of our life. Education is also being affected, as can be seen by the ever increasing number of courses, especially in Computational Science and Engineering (CS&E), that are making use of electronic resources. In this minisymposium, the speakers will discuss electronic (virtual) classrooms and laboratories and electronic textbooks that are being developed. They will illustrate how these resources can provide new pedagogical approaches to teaching CS&E by using interactive, adaptive multimedia tools which access the power of HPC based CS&E systems.

Organizers: Elias N. Houstis and Anupam Joshi, Purdue University; Dennis Gannon, Indiana University
Chair: Dennis Gannon

2:00 The Archetypes Project: Multimedia and Collaborative Computing for Teaching Concurrent Computing
K. Mani Chandy, California Institute of Technology

2:30 Using an Electronic Book in a Computer Classroom
Robert Harger, University of Maryland

3:00 On the Use of Archetypes for Parallel Scientific Computation
Daniel Meiron, California Institute of Technology

3:30 SciencePad: An Environment for the Electronic Classroom and Laboratory
Elias Houstis, Organizer

4:00 Title to be determined
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory

4:30 Title to be determined
Geoffrey C.Fox, Syracuse University

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