What's New in MATLAB for Teaching Computational Thinking

Date Time
11 Nov 2020
9:00 AM EST


Most professors had to transition to distance learning very quickly and many will incorporate online teaching in their courses moving forward. Having no access to computer labs, no physical interaction and limited feedback for students can lead to all sorts of challenges.

In this webinar you will learn some good practices and examples for virtual student engagements that professors around the world have developed with our collaboration. We will walk you through a case study in which we apply MATLAB-based tools specific for teaching, continuous evaluation, online learning and lab work.

You will learn about workflows that can help you to foster engagement, curiosity and problem-solving skills among your students. We will also discuss how to introduce students to programming and how to save time with auto-graded code assignments.


  • Introduce students to fundamental concepts in your discipline with custom apps.
  • Dive deeper into math behind the concepts with interactive notebooks.
  • Work and collaborate from everywhere with colleagues and students using MATLAB Online.
  • Help students to learn MATLAB and programming concepts at their own pace with online training.
  • Integrate automatically graded assignments in your course with MATLAB Grader.
  • Include hardware projects to increase engagement and collaboration.

Who should attend?

This webinar is aimed at Professors, PhD students & Post-Docs who are interested in Online Teaching.

About the Presenter

Dr. Sheila Scialanga and Carlos Sanchis are members of the Academic Customer Success team at MathWorks, where they help faculty members with MATLAB and Simulink in their teaching and research.

Sheila earned a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Glasgow where her research involved control of linear discrete-time interconnected systems with constraints. She also holds a BSc in Mathematics and MSc in Applied Mathematics from Sapienza, Università di Roma.

Carlos holds masters degrees in Industrial Engineering (from the Technical University of Valencia) and Project Management (La Salle Business Engineering School). Before joining MathWorks, he worked on power grid modelling, electronics and data analytics in industrial, R&D and academic positions.

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