HCII faculty and students will travel to the University of Edinburgh next week for L@S: The Third Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, April 25–26. The conference promotes scientific exchange of interdisciplinary research at the intersection of the learning sciences and computer science. Inspired by the emergence of MOOCs and the accompanying shift in thinking about education, L@S is a scholarly venue and key focal point for the review and presentation of research on how learning and teaching can change and improve when done at scale.
HCII Professor Ken Koedinger will present one of the conference's three keynote addresses. In his talk, "Practical Learning Research at Scale," Koedinger will discuss the research challenges inherent in evaluating the quality of scaled learning. "The number of students being reached is high, but what about the quality of the educational experience? As we scale learning, we need to scale research to address this question," he writes in his abstract. His talk will provide examples of research done in the context of widely used educational technologies that both contribute interesting scientific findings and have practical implications for increasing the quality of learning at scale.
The conference will also feature several papers and works in progress from HCII faculty and students.
"$1 Conversational Turn Detector: Measuring How Video Conversations Affect Student Learning in Online Classes," HCII Ph.D. student Adam Stankiewicz and HCII Assistant Professor Chinmay Kulkarni.
Works in Progress
Learn more on the L@S website.
Story by Susie Cribbs (DC 2000, 2006)