Mozilla Research gift to research virtual reality in online education

We have received a Mozilla Research gift of $45,000 to research the use of virtual reality in online education. Specifically, this grant will focus on content-agnostic applications of virtual reality, such as virtual lecture-watching parties, office hours, student lounges, and poster sessions. The goal is to find applications of virtual reality that can span across classes and levels, rather than specific applications to certain content areas.

Measuring Learner Tone and Sentiment at Scale via Text Analysis of Forum Posts

Schubert, M., Durruty, D., & Joyner, D. A. (2018). Measuring Learner Tone and Sentiment at Scale via Text Analysis of Forum Posts. In Proceedings of the 8th Edition of the International Workshop on Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments (PALE). London, United Kingdom.

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Squeezing the Limeade: Policies and Workflows for Scalable Online Degrees

Joyner, D. A. (2018). Squeezing the Limeade: Policies and Workflows for Scalable Online Degrees. In Proceedings of the Fifth Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale. London, United Kingdom. ACM Press.

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Presenting at Learning @ Scale 2018 and AI in Education 2018

Today, I’ll be presenting both of my accepted papers to Learning @ Scale: Toward CS1 at Scale: Building and Testing a MOOC-for-Credit Candidate and Squeezing the Limeade: Policies and Workflows for Scalable Online Degrees.

Tonight, I’ll be presenting the first of my two short papers, Intelligent Evaluation and Feedback in Support of a Credit-Bearing MOOC. I’ll present the second one, Sentiment Analysis of Student Evaluations of Teaching (co-authored with OMSCS student Heather Newman) tomorrow.

On Saturday, I’ll also be presenting at one of the AI in Education workshops, PALE 2018: Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments. This paper, Measuring Learner Tone and Sentiment at Scale via Text Analysis of Forum Posts, was co-authored by Michael Schubert and Damian Durruty, both OMSCS students.

Intelligent Evaluation and Feedback in Support of a Credit-Bearing MOOC

Joyner, D. A. (2018). Intelligent Evaluation and Feedback in Support of a Credit-Bearing MOOC. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education. London, United Kingdom. Springer.

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Paper accepted for the PALE Workshop at AIED 2018

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.

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I’ve joined the Advisory Board for Code: Out

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.