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Candace Thille : The Open Learning Initiative - Wave 2

2014-04-25 16:00 2014-04-25 17:30 15 Penn GSE Event: Candace Thille : The Open Learning Initiative - Wave 2 DD/MM/YYYY
Friday, April 25, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Graduate School of Education
Room 203
3700 Walnut Street
University of Pennsylvania

Using intelligent tutoring systems, virtual laboratories, simulations, and frequent opportunities for assessment and feedback, The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) has been creating and evaluating open web-based learning environments for over ten years.  The OLI environments also serve as a laboratory for fundamental research on learning. In this talk I will discuss how we make use of expertise from cognitive and learning sciences to produce high-quality learning environments, how the environments are collaboratively built by teams of faculty from multiple colleges, and how studies of student use inform both the next iteration of the environment and the underlying learning theory. I will present examples from OLI courses and discuss results from several OLI learning effectiveness studies.  I will also discuss findings from recent MOOC research in our Lytics Lab and describe the next phase of OLI at Stanford University.  
Candace Thille is a senior research fellow in the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning and an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. She is the founding director of the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University and at Stanford University. Dr. Thille serves as a redesign scholar for the National Center for Academic Transformation; as a fellow of the International Society for Design and Development in Education; on the Assessment 2020 Task Force of the American Board of Internal Medicine; on the technical advisory committee for the Association of American Universities STEM initiative; and on the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She served on the U.S. Department of Education working group, co-authoring the National Education Technology Plan, and on the working group of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology that produced the Engage to Excel report.

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