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Mechanical Behavior of Materials (3.032x) on MITx

Prof Lorna Gibson | MIT, USA

Mechanical Behavior of Materials (3.032x) on MITx

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Mechanical Behavior of Materials (3.032x), a required subject for the undergraduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, was offered as a MOOC through MITx in Fall 2014. This talk first reviews the content and traditional style of teaching for this subject. The resources that were developed for online use are then demonstrated and the preparation of the online subject, the demographics of the online students and the use of the materials by the online students are described. The use of the online materials by MIT students taking the residential subject are also discussed. The talk concludes with comments on the experience of teaching a MOOC with MITx.