Intro to ‘The Internet Librarian and Curator for Mathematics Videos’

Recently I visited Trevor Hawkes at Coventry University who is leading a project funded by the Mathematical Sciences HE Curriculum Innovation Fund with the title: “The Internet Librarian and Curator for Mathematics Videos”. Trevor gave me an update on his project. He has been searching out and evaluating video resources on first-order ordinary differential equations and is investigating a way to put this information online that would be most effective. Here is Trevor’s description of his project:

This is a small-scale, proof-of-concept pilot project, taking the first steps to create an online portal giving searchable access to a selection of recommended mathematics video tutorials.

Confronted with the huge unstructured collection of such videos now on the internet, it is hard for students to find what they are looking for and then to know whether it is relevant and reliable. This pilot will focus on a single limited topic (first-order ordinary differential equations) and organise the available resources into a structured and annotated repository that is quickly accessible through a user-friendly interface. It will target first-year undergraduates studying a number of STEM disciplines.

You can listen to Trevor talk about what his project is doing for the Mathematical Sciences HE Curriculum Innovation Project Podcast:

5 – The Internet Librarian and Curator for Mathematics Videos – Dr Trevor Hawkes, Coventry University

Advertisements

Comments are closed.