12 episodes

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. New episode every other Wednesday, starting February 19, 2020.

Chalk Radio MIT OpenCourseWare

    • Courses
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

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. New episode every other Wednesday, starting February 19, 2020.

    The Power of OER with Profs. Mary Rowe and Elizabeth Siler

    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.

    • 17 min
    Thinking Like an Economist with Prof. Jonathan Gruber

    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.

    • 10 min
    Learning to Fly with Drs. Philip Greenspun & Tina Srivastava

    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.

    • 16 min
    Unpacking Misconceptions about Language & Identities with Prof. Michel DeGraff

    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.

    • 11 min
    Special Episode: Teaching Remotely During Covid-19 with Prof. Justin Reich

    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.

    • 17 min
    Hands-on, Minds On with Dr. Christopher Terman

    Hands-on, Minds On with Dr. Christopher Terman

    In this episode, Senior Lecturer Emeritus Christopher Terman describes strategies for engaging students in hands-on learning in 6.004 Computation Structures.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

aesoprocky ,

A Generous Gift

The chalk radio podcasts do a great job of talking about complex ideas in ways that do not make them intimidating. Everything talked about in these podcasts is relevant to the layperson who comes to learn or the prospective student trying to feel out the school. Fantastically produced, I highly recommend.

MandoMania86 ,

Very Interesting and Insightful Podcast

This is a great show. I like hearing from diverse faculty on how they teach different subjects. Lots of good tips too! And a really good host.

IB3296 ,

How Africa has been made to mean

What a tremendous resource is helping new faculty gain a perspective into teaching. We will use in our new faculty mentoring and orientation. Thank you Chalk Radio! University Provost.

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