Program

Tuesday August 12, 2014

8:00 AM  – 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM  -  9:30 AM Room 123 Opening Session
Welcome – Anant Agarwal, edX
Overview of Learning with MOOCs Workshop – Candace Thille, Open Learning Initiative, Stanford University (watch online)
9:30 AM  – 10:30 AM Room 123 Keynote – The Learning Perspective
Susan Singer, National Science Foundation
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10:30 AM  – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM  – 12:00 PM Room 141 Design Track: Design and Development of Project and Case Based MOOCs in educational technology and games – Eric Klopfer and Ilana Schoenfeld (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online) (download slides)
Room 124 Teaching Track: A successful learning experience using SPOCs – Carlos Delgado Kloos, Pedro. J. Muñoz-Merino, Jose Ruiperez Valiente, Maria Auger, Susana Briz, Vanessa de Castro, Silvia Santalla (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online) (download presentation slides) (download discussion slides)
Room 123 Research Track: Learning Exists in MOOCS, What Resources Correlate with It? – Kimberly Colvin, Colin Fredericks, Alwina Liu Liu, Daniel Seaton, Raluca Teodorescu, Zhongzhou Chen, John Champaign, David Pritchard (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion)(watch online) (download slides)
Room 144 Technology Track: The Shikkhok Project: Building an Ultra-low cost Crowdsourced MOOC for Non-English Speaking Students in South Asia – Ragib Hasan (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online) (download slides)
12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM  – 2:00 PM Room 123 Keynote – OER and the State of the MOOC
Cathy Casserly, Hewlett Foundation
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2:00 PM  – 2:30 PM Break
2:30 PM  – 3:30 PM Room 124 Design Track: Pre-Algebra MOOC for College Readiness – Sasha Thackaberry (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online) (download slides)
Room 144 Teaching Track: Using a MOOC to Flip My Freshman Biology Course – Brian White (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online) (download slides)
Room 141 Research Track: Researching for better online instructional methods using AB testing – Zhongzhou Chen, Christopher Chudzicki, Demirci Neset, Peter Bohacek, David Pritchard (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online) (download slides)
Room 123 Research Track: Lightning Round Session 1 (Short presentations followed by 30 minute facilitated discussion). Facilitated by Rebecca Petersen. (watch online)

  • Exploring Social Factors that Impact Persistence in MOOCs – Carolyn Rose, Diyi Yang, and Miaomiao Wen (download slides)
  • Big data in MOOCs – Laura Perna, Alan Ruby, Robert Boruch, Nicole Wang, Chad Evans, Seher Ahmad, and Janie Scull (download slides)
  • Evaluating the Flipped Classroom in An Undergraduate History Course – Yiran Zhao and Andrew Ho (download slides)
  • Peer Grading Design with Cloud Teaching Assistant System – Tim Vogelsang and Lara Ruppertz (download slides)
  • Diagnosing Dropouts in MOOCs – Sherif Halawa and John Mitchell (download slides)
  • An Investigation on Optimal Text Length for MOOCs – Tiffany Wong and Meghan Morrissey (download slides)
  • The Promise of Social Learning and Annotation in MOOCs – Emily Schneider and Rene Kizilcec (download slides)
  • A MOOC Data Infrastructure for Research and Feedback – John Zornig and Andrew Dekker (download slides)
3:30 PM  – 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM  – 5:00 PM Room 124 Design Track: An Approach to Skill Mapping in Online Courses – Sean Lip, Dawn Zimmaro, Ross Strader, Norman Bier, Candace Thille (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion)(watch online) (download slides)
Room 141 Research Track: Panel Discussion: Understanding Our Learners and Meeting Them Where They Are – Maria Janelli, Jennifer Deboer (Two 10 minute talks followed by 40 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online) (download slides)
Room 144 Technology Track: Open Edx Annotation tools: breaking the unidirectionality of online course content – Philip Desenne, Leah Reis-Dennis (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online) (download slides)
Room 123 Teaching Track: Lightning Round Session 2 (Short presentations followed by 30 minute facilitated discussion). Facilitated by Marie Cini. (watch online)

  • MOOCs and the Humanities: Past, Present, Future – Zachary Davis
  • Course Drift in Blended, Large Enrollment, Multiple Section Courses – David Majerich and Aldo Ferri (download slides)
  • Learning History through a MOOC – Bernard Cooperman (download slides)
  • Can MOOCs support new pedagogical experimentation in on-campus teaching and learning? – Allison Dulin, Kristen Eshleman, Erland Stevens, and Rebecca Peterson (download slides)
  • MOOCs on campus: exploring models for student engagement – Cassandra Horii (download slides)
  • The sMOOC Experience: Strategies That Promote Academic Success for Community College Students – Harold Riggs, Linda Grisham, and Lynn Hunter (download slides)
  • Teacher enrollment and engagement in MITx open online courses – Daniel Seaton and Jon Daries (download slides)
5:00 PM  – 6:00 PM Break and Transportation to JFK Museum
6:00 PM  – 7:00 PM JFK Museum Reception and “Quick Hits” Posters (watch online)
7:00 PM  – 8:00 PM JFK Museum Keynote Panel: How MOOC Platforms Enable Learning
Panelists include Anant Agarwal (edX), Vivek Goel (Coursera), Melissa Loble (Canvas), and Mark Lester (FutureLearn). Moderator: Diana Oblinger (EDUCAUSE)
(watch online)
8:00 PM  – 9:30 PM JFK Museum Buffet-style Dinner

Wednesday August 13, 2014

8:00 AM  – 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Room 123 Keynote – The Research Perspective
Richard Clark, University of Southern California
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10:00 AM  – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM  – 11:30 AM Room 124 Design Track: MOOCs as Collaborative Tools to Support Teacher Learning – Sara Rutherford-Quach, Hsiaolin Hsieh (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online) (download slides)
Room 141 Teaching Track: Blending MOOC resources for traditional credit-granting institutions – Damian Bebell, Rebecca Petersen (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online)
Room 144 Research Track: Using OLI Learning Environments to Support MOOCs – Norman Bier (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online)
Room 123 Technology Track: Lightning Round Session 3 (Short presentations followed by 30 minute facilitated discussion). Facilitated by Sanjoy Mahajan. (watch online)

  • Linking MOOC Contents Using Human Language Technologies – Shang-Wen Li and Victor Zue (download slides)
  • How can we design peer interactions to harness the scale and diversity in an online class? – Chinmay Kulkarni, Michael Bernstein, and Scott Klemmer (download slides)
  • Towards Lab-based MOOCs: Cyber-Physical Systems, Robotics, and Beyond – Garvit Juniwal, Alexandre Donze, Jeff C. Jensen, and Sanjit A. Seshia (download slides)
  • Crossing the Streams: Combining a MOOC with Personalized Learning Technology – Andrew Smith Lewis and Jeff Hellmer (download slides)
  • Teaching with MathWorks Tools – John Kotwicki (download slides)
  • A platform to bridge the global skills gap by increasing access to online education technologies – Jake Hirsch-Allen and Jonathan Glencross (download slides)
  • Leveraging edX Technology for assessments in Indian Institutions – Shibani Singh (download slides)
11:30 AM  – 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM  – 1:30 PM Room 141 Teaching Track: Author or Instructor: “Teaching” a MOOC – Ani Adhikari (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online) (download slides)
Room 124 Technology Track: Tools to Enable the Design and Reuse of MOOC Materials – Brandon Muramatsu, Jeffrey Merriman, Cole Shaw (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online) (download slides)
Room 144 Research Track: Four Types of MOOC Research: From Fishing in the Exhaust to Design Research in the Core – Justin Reich (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online) (download slides)
Room 123 Design Track: Lightning Round Session 4 (Short presentations followed by 30 minute facilitated discussion). Facilitated by John Zornig. (watch online)

  • The Power of Community: MOOC > Digital Textbook – Ronen Plesser (download slides)
  • Makers’ Open Online Courses Enhance Learning and Sustainability – Jacky Hood (download slides)
  • Formative MOOC Development – Junjie Liu (download slides)
  • Enabling MOOC Collaborations Through Modularity – Geoffrey Challen and Margo Seltzer (download slides)
  • Student collaboration, engagement, persistence and social presence at scale – Anne Trumbore (download slides)
  • Experimenting with OpenEdX, Alumni & Undergraduate interaction, and the Advent of the Atomic Bomb – Kevin Lynch (download slides)
1:30 PM  – 2:00 PM Break
2:00 PM  – 3:00 PM Room 124 Design Track: MOOCs and the Older Learner – Susan Hoffman, Chelsea Crown (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online) (download slides)
Room 141 Teaching Track: The Impact of MOOC Blended Instruction to Teach Programming – Velma Latson (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online) (download slides)
Room 123 Research Track: Panel Discussion: Learner Engagement and Motivation in MOOCs – Yuan Elle Wang, Hal Daume III, Jason Mock (Three 10 minute talks followed by 30 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online) (download slides)
Room 144 Technology Track: Achieving Learning Objectives Online: Not All Platforms are Equal! – Nick Feamster (15 minute talk followed by 45 minute facilitated discussion) (watch online) (download slides)
3:00 PM  – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM  – 4:30 PM Room 123 Town Hall Meeting
Final coming together as a group to discuss lessons, concerns, and vision for the future
(watch online) (download slides)