EE380, the Computer Systems Colloquium, is getting a makeover as the University changes how it manages on-line classes.
Videos are now encoded using HTML5 which should make them much more friendly to non-Wintel computers. We also archive the EE380 talks to YouTube rather than serve them ourselves. Eventually we hope to have all of the 30+ years of Colloquium videos available on-line.
The whole Colloquium infrastructure is in the process of being reconstructed. Unfortunately a new integrated infrastructure will not be available until Fall Quater 2014. For example, all of the talks have Abstracts, but there is no link from the the YouTube version to the Abstract. The Abstract often has a links to a copy of the slides, sometimes has links to ancillary information, and generally has a short biography. Searching on the talk's title will usually find that information; eventually there will be a link.
The Summer EE380 Computer Systems Colloquium is offered as a one unit web-hosted S/NC graded class during the summer using video lectures from our backlist. There will be no class meetings. We think of the course as "summer reruns" with presenting talkt that have the enduring popularity of "I Love Lucy", "Friends" "Law and Order", and "Sex and the City".
The class content consists of the lectures given by invited speakers during the regular academic sessions over the past several years augmented with additional lectures from the distant past.
The requirements are simple:
I do not have office hours during the Summer, but I am available by email. You can reach me, Dennis Allison as email@example.com. If you put "[EE380]" as the first few characters of the subject line, your message is less likely to be treated as SPAM.
How to Submit Your Assignments and Your Class Evaluation
Package the ten assignments (pithy comments) together with free form paragraph or two evaluating the class and email the resulting document to allison@STANFORD.EDU. Be sure to include your name, and the titles of each of the lectures you viewed so you'll be properly credited.
If you feel so inclined, I would appreciate your comments on the importance and role of courses such as EE380 in the educational process. The importance of EE380 is currenly under reviewi as we think about the future.
Normally the EE380 website provideis a web form for each of the class assignments and another for the class evaluation. Sadly, the website revision was not planned nor time scheduled for its rewrite. Using email to deliver assignments is a good fallback solution.