Authoring and presenting university courses with Emacs and a full libre software stack

James Howell

Format: 20-min talk followed by live web conference, IRC Q&A
Discuss on IRC: #emacsconf
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Relying exclusively on free and open source software for teaching science courses at a large university? With GNU Emacs at the center of these workflows? It's not only possible, it's much more flexible and empowering than being locked into proprietary platforms. We will step through the entire software stack and workflows for authoring and presenting lessons, authoring and evaluating assessments, and engaging students both in person and in fully online teaching environments.

About the speaker:

James Endres Howell has taught Molecular and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Toxicology, and Molecular Medicine at Penn State since 2006. Recently Dr. Howell has developed popular courses for non-science majors in Genetics, Ecology and Evolution; Science in Literature; and Science in Society. He has used Emacs daily since 1988.

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