Three short papers accepted to Learning with MOOCs 2016

Three additional papers have been accepted as posters for Learning with MOOCs III in Philadelphia on October 6th and 7th. The papers are:

  • Gauging student sentiment using IBM Watson, by Damian Durruty and David Joyner. The paper, based on Damian’s OMS CS6460 project, explores using Watson’s sentiment analysis tool to identify struggling students and gauge overall classroom sentiment.
  • Formative Assessment and Implicit Feedback in Online Learning, by Ashok Goel and David Joyner. The paper, based on Ashok’s and David’s work in OMS CS7637: Knowledge-Based AI, covers methods for giving implicit feedback in large classrooms.
  • Metrics for evaluating classroom community interactivity in MOOCs, by Amanda Madden and David Joyner. The paper, based on Amanda’s analysis of David’s OMS CS6460 and other classes, explores methods for transferring the observations of the RTOP protocol to online environments.

Congratulations, everyone!

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Paper accepted to Learning with MOOCs 2016

My paper, “Scaling the human expert’s role in large online programs”, has been accepted for publication at Learning with MOOCs III in Philadelphia on October 6th and 7th. The paper covers efforts to increase human touch in Udacity’s Nanodegree programs through expert project review and mentorship. I will present the paper to the conference.

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Paper accepted to Qualitative Reasoning 2016

Our paper, “Preparing MILA for College”, has been accepted for publication at the International Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning in New York on July 11th. The paper covers efforts to convert MILA, our tool for teaching scientific reasoning to middle school students, to a college audience. Ashok Goel will present the paper to the symposium.

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Graders as Meta-Reviewers: Simultaneously Scaling and Improving Expert Evaluation for Large Online Classrooms

Joyner, D., Ashby, W., Irish, L., Lam, Y., Langston, J., Lupiani, I., Lustig, M., Pettoruto, P., Sheahen, D., Smiley, A., Bruckman, A., & Goel, A. (2016). Graders as Meta-Reviewers: Simultaneously Scaling and Improving Expert Evaluation for Large Online Classrooms. In Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Learning at Scale. Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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The Unexpected Pedagogical Benefits of Making Higher Education Accessible

Joyner, D., Goel, A., & Isbell, C. (2016). The Unexpected Pedagogical Benefits of Making Higher Education Accessible. In Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Learning at Scale. Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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Designing Videos with Pedagogical Strategies: Online Students’ Perceptions of Their Effectiveness

Ou, C., Goel, A., Joyner, D., & Haynes, D. (2016). Designing Videos with Pedagogical Strategies: Online Students’ Perceptions of Their Effectiveness. In Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Learning at Scale. Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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Learning @ Scale Flipped Presentations Now Available

At this year’s Learning @ Scale conference, the five papers we are presenting are part of a flipped session. In the flipped session, the presentations for the papers are filmed in advance and made available to conference attendees; the time at the conference is then spent on demonstrations, discussions, and activities.

The five presentations are now available as part of the conference’s course on edX Edge. They all be found here, after logging in with an edX Edge account. Below are direct links to the presentations’ pages on edX as well:

The videos alone can also be found on the corresponding presentation pages on LucyLabs under media.

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