Web Course Platform Prototyped by Toronto Matheamtician
Suppose you’ve recorded a one hour lecture onto video and taken digital photographs of each blackboard used during the presentation. The video and photograph files contain metadata with time stamps: we know the time when each frame of video and photograph was captured. How should these files be blended to create a browser-based environment for studying the ideas in the lecture? My colleague Dror Bar-Natan has prototyped a remarkable software platform combining this data to support online courses and seminars.
Fingertip Search Using University Library Resources
UTORvpn Members of the University of Toronto have access to a fantastic library. There are great resources like the Oxford English Dictionary, MathSciNet and Web of Knowledge and a whole lot more. To access these resources while away from campus, members of the UofT community can use the virtual private network service UTORvpn. That site tells you how to install the VPN service on your computer. When you turn on the VPN, your computer can access restricted library resources even though it is not located on the University network.