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University Showcase


The Doug Engelbart Institute is delighted to showcase these university courses, and the faculty pioneering them, in teaching and/or applying Doug Engelbart's visionary work. Inspiration for this Showcase came from Professor Gardner Campbell, Associate Professor of English, then also Dean of University College, Virginia Commonwealth University, whose recent tribute to Doug Engelbart included: 1a

"it is good also to see and remember what school at its best can be, and is: a means of augmenting human intellect, a place for bootstrapping, a place for hearts and minds to work and play together..." read more

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Virginia Commonwealth University
Massive Online Course

Thought Vectors and the Engelbart Scholar Award
[see below]
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Stanford University
Global Design Course

Engelbart's Unfinished Legacy
[see below]
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University of Oslo
Engelbart Graduate Course

Doug Engelbart's Unfinished Revolution – a Program for the Future
[see below]

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Led by Dr. Gardner Campbell, Special Assistant to the Provost and Associate Professor of English.

    Undergraduate Level:

Watch these highlights of the Engelbart Scholar Award experience

    Faculty Development Seminars:

    Sampling of Faculty Blogs

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Led by Dr. James Landay, Professor Computer Science, and Dr. Tanja Aitamurto, Brown Fellow and Deputy Director of The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, School of Engineering.

    For All Students:

  In CS 377E: Designing for Global Grand Challenges, James Landay encourages students to develop web applications for those who have been left out of the technology revolution. Student teams took on issues ranging from unconscious bias in performance reviews to global warming, and while Landay recognizes that no one team is going to solve these problems alone, the class opens students’ eyes to the types of things that need to be done and broadens their view of the possibilities to make an impact in engineering.

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Led by Dr. Dino Karabeg, Associate Professor, Institute of Informatics

    For PhD Students: