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Monday, March 10 • 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Algorithms & Open Courses: A Match for Job Seekers

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Since 2011, over 5 million people around the world have signed up for Coursera.com - a leading Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider. One-third of the users are from the U.S., 30% are from Europe, and the rest are spread across the “developing world,” according to Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller (2013). Open Education Resources (OER) & MOOCs have lowered the barrier to entry into a career path by making Harvard quality content free and in HD video. While OER & MOOCs represent a significant step forward in the Digital Education Revolution, current platforms lack the instruction-related functionalities proven by research to be fundamental when creating learning environments, such as real-world, collaborative projects. Students taking MOOCs have reported feelings of isolation and being disconnected from other students. This session will present examples of how algorithms are being leveraged to provide a more personalized, social, and meaningful experience for students taking MOOCs.

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Michael Mayrath PhD

Managing DirKnod.net - Global Learning NetworkDr. Michael Mayrath received a Ph.D. in educational psychology and a Masters in program evaluation from the University of Texas at Austin. He then worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard University where he helped lead the design... Read More →

Monday March 10, 2014 5:15pm - 5:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F

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