The Fields Institute Turns Twenty-Five 170725 Final book with covers - Page 85

Heady and High-Level Activities 63 Nigel Lloyd, Rose Wolfe, John Snobelen, Peter Nicholson, and John Chadam at the opening of the Fields Institute at the University of Toronto, 1995. In the summer of 2016, I co-organized a workshop on open, online math education that was co-sponsored by Maplesoft. We were pleased that members of the Institute’s new Centre for Mathematics Education actively participated in the workshop. It was reassuring to see that, through this new outreach, the Fields Institute has initiated formal plans to provide a focal point for Math teachers, the Ministry, and corporate players to interact and cooperate in developing new online opportunities in mathematics and to explore how they might be integrated into instruction at all levels, from university through grade school. Twenty-five years ago when we launched the Fields Institute, very few of us could have imagined the extent of these online opportunities and how important it would be for the Fields Institute to be actively involved with the mathematical sciences community in structuring their most effective use.