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Barbara Oakley

Professor of Engineering at Oakland University; Author of "Learning How To Learn"

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 Barbara Oakley Biography

Barbara Ann Oakley is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University. She is involved in multiple areas of research, ranging from STEM education to engineering education, to learning practices.

Oakley co-created and taught "Learning How To Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects," the world's most popular online course on Coursera. She also wrote a book, "A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)." This is a standalone book, though it companions the ideas presented in the MOOC. Oakley has LAO been featured in the Wall Street Journal with an op-ed article entitled "How We Should Be Teaching Math."

Oakley began her career in the Army and studied at the University of Washington, where she completed a B.A. in Slavic Languages and Literature. After her duties ended in the armed forces, Oakley She chose to study engineering, in order to better understand the communications equipment she had been working with in the Army.

Oakley completed a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington in 1986. While she was studying for the degree, Oakley worked as a Russian translator on Soviet trawlers in the Bering Sea. She also wrote a book about her experiences during this time, entitled "Hair of the Dog: Tales from Aboard a Russian Trawler."

Oakley became a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in 1998, after graduating with a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering. She continues to be a part of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Oakland.

Professor Oakley participates in several areas of research. These include STEM education, engineering education, general learning, online learning, MOOCs and their effects, and studies of empathy and altruism.

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Learn Like a Pro: Science-Based Tools to Become Better at Anything

Learn Like a Pro: Science-Based Tools to Become Better at Anything

Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Insights in Brain Science to Help Students Learn

Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Insights in Brain Science to Help Students Learn

Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens

Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens

Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential

Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential

A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

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Barbara Oakley

Professor of Engineering at Oakland University; Author of "Learning How To Learn"

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Barbara Oakley Biography

Barbara Ann Oakley is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University. She is involved in multiple areas of research, ranging from STEM education to engineering education, to learning practices.

Oakley co-created and taught "Learning How To Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects," the world's most popular online course on Coursera. She also wrote a book, "A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)." This is a standalone book, though it companions the ideas presented in the MOOC. Oakley has LAO been featured in the Wall Street Journal with an op-ed article entitled "How We Should Be Teaching Math."

Oakley began her career in the Army and studied at the University of Washington, where she completed a B.A. in Slavic Languages and Literature. After her duties ended in the armed forces, Oakley She chose to study engineering, in order to better understand the communications equipment she had been working with in the Army.

Oakley completed a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington in 1986. While she was studying for the degree, Oakley worked as a Russian translator on Soviet trawlers in the Bering Sea. She also wrote a book about her experiences during this time, entitled "Hair of the Dog: Tales from Aboard a Russian Trawler."

Oakley became a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in 1998, after graduating with a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering. She continues to be a part of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Oakland.

Professor Oakley participates in several areas of research. These include STEM education, engineering education, general learning, online learning, MOOCs and their effects, and studies of empathy and altruism.

Barbara Oakley Videos

  • Barbara Oakley - How Neuroscience Is Changing What We Know about...
    How can neuroscience help to learn better and improve teaching practices? Barbara Oakley’s keynote will provide practical insights, using...
  • Khan Academy Live! In Khanversation with Barbara Oakley
    Join Sal Khan as he welcomes author and professor Barbara Oakley to the Khan Academy offices to discuss education and mastery learning.
  • Learning How To Learn - Interview with Barbara Oakley
    Dr. Barbara Oakley visited McMaster University in October 2016 to deliver her keynote lecture 'Learning How To Learn' at the Learning Technologies...

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  • How to book Barbara Oakley?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Barbara Oakley for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Barbara Oakley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Barbara Oakley or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Barbara Oakley?

    Booking fees for Barbara Oakley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Barbara Oakley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Barbara Oakley?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Barbara Oakley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Barbara Oakley for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Barbara Oakley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Barbara Oakley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Barbara Oakley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Barbara Oakley for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Barbara Oakley generally travels from Rochester, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mitch Resnick, Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D, Cathy Seeley, David R. Dow and Dr. Adolph Brown. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Barbara Oakley for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Barbara Oakley Speaker Videos

  • Barbara Oakley - How Neuroscience Is Changing What We Know about Learning
    How can neuroscience help to learn better and improve teaching practices? Barbara Oakley’s keynote will provide practical insights, using recent light microscopy imagery and neural...
    Khan Academy Live! In Khanversation with Barbara Oakley
    Join Sal Khan as he welcomes author and professor Barbara Oakley to the Khan Academy offices to discuss education and mastery learning.
  • Learning How To Learn - Interview with Barbara Oakley
    Dr. Barbara Oakley visited McMaster University in October 2016 to deliver her keynote lecture 'Learning How To Learn' at the Learning Technologies Symposium 2016.
    Learning How to Learn | Barbara Oakley | Talks at Google
    Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a higher level of math competency, A Mind for Numbers offers...

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