Our paper, “Measuring Learner Tone and Sentiment at Scale Via Text Analysis of Forum Posts” with Michael Schubert and Damian Durruty, has been accepted to the 2018 Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments (PALE) workshop to take place with AI in Education 2018.
For the tentative abstract, check after the jump.
Continue reading Paper accepted for the PALE Workshop at AIED 2018
This semester, I joined the advisory board for the non-profit Code: Out. Code: Out is an organization that seeks to provide computer science education to female inmates in Georgia to equip them with the skills to enter the workforce after exiting their transition centers. In doing so, we hope to break the cycle of poverty and reduce recidivism.
For more on the mission of Code: Out, see their web site.
I’ve had a chapter accepted for publication in the forthcoming book Designing for the User Experience in Learning Systems, edited by Evangelos Kapros and Maris Koutsombogera.
The chapter is titled “The CHI of Teaching Online: Blurring the Lines Between User Interfaces and Learning Interfaces”, and focuses on the application of design principles from Human-Computer Interaction to the design of online learning environments.
Two of my submissions to Learning @ Scale 2018 have been accepted. The papers are:
- “Toward CS1 at Scale: Building and Testing a MOOC-for-Credit Candidate”, a paper about our first year of results from our online version of CS1301.
- “Squeezing the Limeade: Policies and Workflows for Scalable Online Degrees”, a paper about our work cataloging the different approaches classes in the OMSCS take to delivering at scale.
To see the abstracts for these papers, keep reading after the jump.
Continue reading Two full papers accepted to Learning @ Scale 2018
On April 19th, 2018, I will be presenting to the Online Learning Consortium‘s Innovate 2018 conference. My talk, titled “Scaling For-Credit CS1 Education Online”, covers our CS1301 class and its dual roles as a for-credit CS1 course and a scalable MOOC.
The slides for the talk are available here.
Today, I received Georgia Tech’s 2018 Curriculum Innovation Award, presented by the Center for Teaching & Learning. The award is based on my work in developing active learning in CS1301: Introduction to Computing; scaling project-based learning in a large online course in CS6460: Educational Technology; and creating maintainable and revisable video content in CS6750: Human-Computer Interaction. My nomination packet is available here. Thanks, Georgia Tech and CTL!
On April 16th, 2018, I will be presenting a workshop with Gabriel Perez Irizarry for Georgia Tech’s Center for Teaching & Learning. The workshop, titled “Leveraging Peer Review to Support and Enhance Learning at Scale“, focuses on our use of peer-to-peer review in our OMSCS program to improve student community and engagement.
The slides for this talk are available here.
On April 16th, 2018, I will be presenting at the Hasso-Plattner Institut’s 2018 MOOC Symposium in New York. My talk, titled “Understanding the Relationship between MOOC Viewing Behavior and Completion Rates”, covers the work we have done at Georgia Tech as well as work from other researchers on how viewing behaviors predict student success.
The slides for this talk are available here.
Two of my papers to AI in Education 2018 have been accepted. The papers are:
- “Intelligent Evaluation and Feedback in Support of a Credit-Bearing MOOC”, a paper on the use of artificial intelligence in support of our CS1301 MOOC.
- “Sentiment Analysis of Student Evaluations of teaching”, co-authored with Heather Newman, a paper on evaluating student sentiments in class reviews on OMSCentral.com and other sources.
For the abstracts for these papers, keep reading after the jump.
Continue reading Two short papers accepted to AI in Education 2018
On March 13th, 2018, I will be presenting a keynote and three workshops for Augusta University’s Experiential Learning Week. The keynote, titled “Providing Experiential Learning Opportunities to Online Students”, focuses on my CS6460: Educational Technology class and its mechanisms for letting students pursue authentic, personally fulfilling projects at scale. The slides for the keynote are available here.
The three workshops are:
- CS1301 Online — A Fresh Freshman Experience, covering our experience running an online version of a freshman-level CS1 class for on-campus students. The slides for this workshop are available here.
- Course Design & Production, covering the production process behind creating a strong online course. The slides for this workshop are available here.
- Learning at Scale, covering the various mechanisms and policies that go into administering an online program. The slides for this workshop are available here.