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Online Training Sessions

The CERFACS face-to-face training program in Toulouse attracts each year hundreds of engineers and researchers, showing the need for high-level formation in the field of High Performance Computing. This program is now accompanied by an online training program, based on Small Private Online Courses (SPOC) principles.

 

What is a SPOC?

Small Private Online Courses (SPOC) are:

  • fully online training sessions on a particular topic,
  • divided into consecutive weeks (typically 3 to 6),
  • based on learning activities delivered each week,
  • requiring typically 3 hours of work per week.

Moreover, all our SPOC are closed by a live and interactive conference.

Unlike a MOOC, the number of participants in a SPOC is specific and limited. Our SPOC are designed for engineers, physicists, computer scientists and numerical analysts who want to learn more about a particular topic.

 

Why choosing SPOC?

Here are 5 good reasons to choose SPOC:

  1. No need to travel! You can follow our SPOC from anywhere.
  2. Take your time to understand. You have 7 days to complete each week’s activities.
  3. Work when you want to: the 3 hours of work can be distributed over the week, depending on your schedule.
  4. Learn from and with the other participants during the learning activities.
  5. Interact at all times, with all other participants, ask questions and participate to forums and debates.

 

Our pedagogical principles

All our learning sessions are built upon evidence-based principles from cognitive psychology and learning research:

  • concepts first: the course is focused on conceptual understanding of the meaning of equations and how they apply in practical cases (Van Heuvelen, 1991).
  • active learning: the course is organized around activities especially designed to make participants interact between each other, involving a deep processing of the scientific content previously shown in short videos (Salmon, 2013).
  • long-term retention and transfer: because you need to apply what you will learn during this session in the future and in various contexts, our courses are designed using the 10 laboratory-tested principles drawn from cognitive psychology (Halpern and Hakel, 2003).

Be prepared to be engaged and to interact with a community sharing a common goal: learning the scientific content of the courses.

 

Next sessions


Fundamentals of thermo-acoustic instabilities

Date: from Monday 13 November 2017 to Tuesday 5 December 2017

Coupling between acoustic waves and flames has become a central issue in the development of many modern combustion systems. This course presents the theoretical background needed to tackle such problems.

Price: students : 300 €  – Cerfacs shareholders : 350 € – others : 500 € (including taxes)

Details and pre-registration


Fundamentals of Lattice Boltzmann Method

Date: from Monday 15 January 2018 to Tuesday 6 Febuary 2018

The Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM), derived from the gas kinetic theory, has emerged as an alternative to the resolution of Navier-Stokes equations using computational fluid dynamics. LBM is an unsteady method and has several strengths: (1) easy mesh generation on complex geometry and (2) allows massively parallel computing. This training aims at providing basic knowledge on how LBM works.

Price: students : 300 € – Cerfacs shareholders : 350 € – others : 500 € (including taxes)

Details and pre-registration


Fundamentals of Uncertainty Quantification

Date: from Monday 12 March 2018 to Wednesday 4 April 2018

Numerical simulations have reached a great maturity that allows to accurately predict physics. However, uncertainties in the model inputs limit the capacities of deterministic simulations. Uncertainty Quantification provides tools for propagating uncertainties through numerical simulators, quantifying the induced simulator output variability, ranking the inputs by their degree of significance or even analysing a risk. This course will guide you through the uncertainty world and in the end you will be able to solve some uncertainty quantification problems.

Price: students : 300 € – Cerfacs shareholders : 350 € – others : 500 € (including taxes)

Details and pre-registration


 

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