If Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) are the democratizing educational innovation that many claim them to be, then why do the largest proportion of MOOC learners hold a college degree or higher and live in the world’s most developed countries?Education Learning Sciences and Technologies Faculty
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The LASAD project is focused on helping students learn to argue, debate and think critically by working collaboratively on a webpage that allows creation and extension of a graphical argument.
This research aims to improve student learning effectiveness, efficiency, and enjoyment in online courses (aka MOOCs) by using online learning data to provide constructive feedback to course developers and instructors. The feedback provides assistance with the design and improvement of course activities and effective instruction. Online course development is often guided primarily by the intuition of the instructor.Education Learning Sciences and Technologies Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL)
When it comes to learning math, how much fun you are having is rarely factored into the equation. That isn't to say that game designers have not tried to turn instruction into more engaging material. For instance, there are plenty of educational games on the shelves; unfortunately, very few of them have been shown, through empirical research, to lead to improved learning outcomes, particularly in mathematics.Education Learning Sciences and Technologies Decimal Point: Can Having Fun Increase Learning? Faculty
Based on our experiences with designing and engineering multi-party conversational environments such as collaborative learning systems that involve integrating the state of the art in text classification and conversational agent technology, we are developing a framework that facilitates such integrationLearning Sciences and Technologies cs.cmu.edu/~cprose/Bazaar.html Faculty
This project aims to better support student learning by adapting computer-based tutoring to individual learning phases and real-time capabilities. The specific research goal is to explore a method for automated sensor-based learner/learning assessment in intelligent tutoring systems.Learning Sciences and Technologies Faculty
VizWiz answers questions that people who are blind or visually impaired have about the things around them. Users take a photo, ask a question, and receive answers back quickly from people on the web (the crowd). VizWiz leverages color identification, text recognition, and recognition of objects seen before, but automatic methods are limited to a small subset of questions in practice. The bulk of remaining questions are answered by humans, e.g.Learning Sciences and Technologies VizWiz Faculty