Chalk Radio is an MIT OpenCourseWare podcast about inspired teaching at MIT. We take you behind the scenes of some of the most interesting courses on campus to talk with the professors who make those courses possible.
Our guests open up to us about the passions that drive their cutting-edge research and innovative teaching, sharing stories that are candid, funny, serious, personal, and full of insights. Listening in on these conversations is like being right here with us in person under the MIT dome, talking with your favorite professors.
Hosted by Dr. Sarah Hansen. Season 2 starts Wednesday, October 28th.
Paying it Forward with FinTech (Prof. Gary Gensler)
In this episode, Professor Gary Gensler explains financial technology (FinTech) and shares how he's helping future business leaders develop a way of thinking that prioritizes respect and professionalism.
The Power of OER with Profs. Mary Rowe and Elizabeth Siler
In this episode, Worcester State University Professor Elizabeth Siler sits down with MIT Professor Mary Rowe to share how she's remixed Mary's open educational resources to teach undergraduates the art of negotiation.
Thinking Like an Economist with Prof. Jonathan Gruber
In this episode, Professor Jonathan Gruber describes how he engages students in 14.01 Introductory Microeconomics with accessible examples of economic principles in action.
Learning to Fly with Drs. Philip Greenspun & Tina Srivastava
In this episode, we talk with Drs. Philip Greenspun and Tina Srivastava about how they teach students the basic principles one needs to know to fly small aircraft in an immersive three-day classroom experience.
Unpacking Misconceptions about Language & Identities with Prof. Michel DeGraff
In this episode, Prof. Michel DeGraff discusses his goal to make linguistics accessible to a broader audience, to connect language to issues of culture and identity, and to show how language prejudices are rooted in hierarchies of power.
Special Episode: Teaching Remotely During Covid-19 with Prof. Justin Reich
In this episode, educational researcher Justin Reich shares insights into transitioning to remote teaching and learning during the Covid-19 pandemic.