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Wednesday, May 30
 

1:25pm EDT

CANCELLED: The Secret Life of Data in Education
In the last decades, the power of data and analytics has transformed instruction in education. Increasingly, large-scale data is available on student learning and interaction online. Much of this data represents student behavior, allowing researchers to model and track many elements of student learning that were not previously feasible at scale: engagement, affect, collaborative skill, and robust learning. In turn, these models can be used in prediction of long-term student outcomes, and to analyze the factors driving long-term success of students.

All of my research is using aggregated data from the Open edX Platform.

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Wednesday May 30, 2018 1:25pm - 2:00pm EDT
L’Oréal Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada

2:10pm EDT

Teachers Training Micro-Learning Innovative Model: Opportunities and Challenges
For 70 years teachers in Israel used to acquire their professional development in synchronous interactions only, mostly face-to-face. This session will overview an innovative pilot of 31 teacher training MOOCs based on a model developed by Digital Promise and implemented in Israel on Campus-il, Israel's National Online Platform.

Speakers
avatar for Eran Raviv

Eran Raviv

CEO, Campus-il
As the director of Israel’s national online education platform base on Open edX technology, Eran is nowadays establishing Israel’s MOOCs ecosystem with academia, government ministries and civil society. The establishment of the platform is an initiative of Israel’s National... Read More →


Wednesday May 30, 2018 2:10pm - 2:45pm EDT
L’Oréal Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada

3:15pm EDT

Building an online M.S. with Open edX
This talk describes how Notre Dame created a for-credit graduate program on Open edX (with some attention to our NeXus social layer) to leverage the capabilities of the platform, enhance our autonomy and focus squarely on student learning.

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Elliott VISCONSI

Chief Academic Digital Officer, Notre Dame


Wednesday May 30, 2018 3:15pm - 3:50pm EDT
L’Oréal Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada
 
Thursday, May 31
 

10:00am EDT

What can be learned from Natural Language Processing of MOOCs?
Using Natural Language Processing (NLP) and a newly developed webcrawer, we analyzed 75 of edX's most popular MOOCs. The crawling tool extracted course's textual data from readings (html), video transcripts and assessments available in the Open edX learning management system (LMS). Secondly, through statistical analysis we discovered interesting patterns from the course materials. Finally, we perform text readability assessment based on word embeddings and compare the courses using clustering.

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Nopphon Keerativoranan

Student, Tokyo Tech
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Naoaki Okazaki

Tokyo Tech
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Zarina Rakhimberdina

student, Tokyo Tech


Thursday May 31, 2018 10:00am - 10:35am EDT
L’Oréal Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada

10:45am EDT

Global Learning - Social Impact, Social Responsibility
How Open edX is supporting Global Learning strategies and understanding the scope and scale for success. We will showcase the power of Open edX platforms on Global Learning with 2 case studies (University of Oxford and PATA) demonstrating how the encouragement of peer network expansion, promotion of problem solving and global think tank approaches, can enhance accountability of social issues e.g. climate change, human rights, humanitarian need.

Speakers
avatar for Krishan Meetoo

Krishan Meetoo

Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Proversity
I am a Founder of Proversity, born out of a passion to leverage the disruptive power of digital learning to transform individuals and organizations, globally.We partner with Higher Education, Government and Enterprise to create bespoke and engaging digital learning experiences.We... Read More →


Thursday May 31, 2018 10:45am - 11:20am EDT
L’Oréal Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada

11:30am EDT

Corporate Blended Learning and Open edX
We'd like to present how we can manage blended learning project using our Triboo platform (Open edX). Our latest large-scale project as a business case will illustrate the topic. We will present the ILT XBlock we developed to manage a blended learning project using Open edX.

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avatar for Raphaël Droissart

Raphaël Droissart

Chief Technology Officer, Learning Tribes


Thursday May 31, 2018 11:30am - 12:05pm EDT
L’Oréal Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada

2:20pm EDT

Collaborative-based Personalization On Campus and Online
This talk will be an overview of the roles adaptivity and personalization have played in computer tutoring systems and examples of how these concepts have been applied for both within course supports in edX and course selection at UC Berkeley.

The instructor's own domain model of subject matter informs the organization of a course's syllabus; however, significant differences can exist between the ideal domain model and the ideal pedagogical model for a given audience. In this talk, we'll show how data from previous offerings of a course can be used as a type of syllabus refinement, creating an adaptive course sequencing by way of personalized suggestions to each learner based on her path [1]. I will also cover how big data approaches are being adopted at UC Berkeley to surface personalized information to students about courses and progressing towards goal-based course sequence recommendation [2]. 

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Pardos

Zachary Pardos

Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley
Particularly interested in connecting with open edX operators and course teams interested in taking advantage of one of several adaptive course plug-ins such as (1) communicator dashboard for targeting emails to learners based on their engagement statistics (2) next page recommendation... Read More →



Thursday May 31, 2018 2:20pm - 2:55pm EDT
L’Oréal Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada

3:40pm EDT

Using neuroscience to evaluate the influence of media richness on the cognitive and emotional engagement in MOOCs
The objective of this study is to evaluate the extent to which media richness of videos in MOOCs is likely to influence the emotional and cognitive engagement of students. In a laboratory experiment, we compared two versions of a 12-minute MOOC segment (high and low media richness) in a between-subject experiment. Our results provide empirical evidence of the critical role of rich video formats in generating student engagement in distance learning.

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Thursday May 31, 2018 3:40pm - 4:15pm EDT
L’Oréal Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada