Category Archives: Teaching

An ecology course at IISc from Aug-Nov 2013 for anyone interested

I will be offerring a course at IISc on the basics of ecology though the lens of mathematics. The details are as follows. Feel free to spread the word to those interested: Course title: Ecology through numbers Instructor: Dr. Vishwesha … Continue reading

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Comments on MOOCs

Last month, Swaha Sahoo, a journalist based in London wrote to me asking for my opinion on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). She had gotten to know that in CES, we had informally recommended students to take some online courses … Continue reading

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Summary of course evaluation on Theoretical ecology course (EC 201) in Jan – April 2013 semester (Updated)

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Like last year, I took students’ opinion/evaluation of my course. Unlike last year, this year the course was taught for the complete semester, allowing us to cover more topics and do better on projects. Before I go onto summarizing the … Continue reading

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Finding the longest day with school children

I wrote this article a while ago for a school souvenir. I got delayed in posting it here since I wanted to put a picture of the plot of duration of the day that students came up with. I still … Continue reading

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Summary of feedback on Jan 2012 module on Theoretical Ecology

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I should have written this really long ago, but finally I get to do this. Although teaching evaluations where students get to grade teachers are a norm at most places in the world and also in India (like IITs), here … Continue reading

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Jan-April 2013: Course on Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology

I will be teaching a course on Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology (EC 201) in the coming semester, Jan-April 2013. I am very excited about this because this is the first time I will be teaching a full-semester course. I did … Continue reading

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Quantitative ecology: mathematical modeling in ecology (module two)

I will be co-teaching Quantitative Ecology with my colleague Kavita Isvaran in the current semester (Jan-April 2012) at IISc. This is the first time I will be teaching a course will involve extensive lectures (I have taught recitation/tutorials/workshops before). There … Continue reading

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