THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
08:00am - 05:00pm Registration Open
08:00am - 09:00am Continental Breakfast
09:00am - 09:15am Welcome by University of Pennsylvania Provost Price and Program Chair George Siemens
09:15am - 10:15am Keynote by Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code
10:15am - 10:45am Coffee/Tea Break
10:45am - 12:00pm Session 1A, 1B, and 1C
12:00pm - 01:30pm Lunch
01:30pm - 02:45pm Session 2A, 2B, and 2C
02:45pm - 03:15pm Coffee/Tea Break
03:15pm - 04:15pm Working Groups
04:15pm - 05:30pm Session 3A, 3B, and 3C
06:00pm - 07:30pm Reception and Poster Session
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
08:00am - 03:00pm Registration Open
08:00am - 09:00am Continental Breakfast
09:00am - 09:15am Welcome to Day 2 by Stanton Wortham
09:15am - 10:15am Keynote by Angela Duckworth, Founder and Scientific Director of the Character Lab and the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania
10:15am - 10:45am Coffee/Tea Break
10:45am - 12:00pm Session 4A, 4B, and 4C
12:00pm - 01:00pm Lunch
01:00pm - 02:15pm Session 5A, 5B and Panel 5C
02:15pm - 03:15pm Closing Panel featuring Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, and Ajay Kapur, President and CEO of Kadenze and Vince Price, Provost of the University of Pennsylvania

DETAILED SCHEDULE


THURSDAY OCTOBER 6, 2016

08:00 - 05:00 PM: Registration Open

08:00 - 09:00 AM: Continental Breakfast

09:00 - 09:15 AM: Welcome by University of Pennsylvania Provost Vincent Price and Program Chair George Siemens

09:15 - 10:15 AM: Keynote by Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code

10:15 - 10:45 AM: Break

10:45 - 12:00 PM: Session 1A, 1B, and 1C (click titles for papers and authors)

Session 1A: MOOCs for STEM Education. . .

Includes the following papers:
"Comparing the efficacy of face-to-face, MOOC, and hybrid computer science teacher professional development" by Carol Fletcher, W. Wesley Monroe and Kristin Anthony (University of Texas at Austin)
"MOOCs as an equalizer? The gender gap in STEM" by Vinod Bakthavachalam and Emily Glassberg Sands (Coursera)
"Factors related to post-MOOC development" by Elle Yuan Wang (Columbia University) and Ryan Baker (University of Pennsylvania)

Session 1B: Problem-based Learning and Authentic Learning Environments. . .

Includes the following papers:
“How do virtual teams collaborate in a PBL MOOC?” by Daniëlle Verstegen, Herco Fonteijn, Amber Dailey, Geraldine Clarebout and Annemarie Spruijt (Maastricht University)
“Designing small group discussion for a MOOC platform” by Mike Sharples, Laura Kirsop and Alla Kholmatova (The Open University and FutureLearn)
“Practical competences in a MOOC through remote laboratories” by Felix Garcia-Loro, Elio Sancristobal, Gabriel Diaz, Russ Meier and Manuel Castro (National Distance Education University, Madrid)

Session 1C: New and Emerging Models of Instructional Design. . .

Includes the following papers:
“Feedback-driven iteration for a deeper, cohort-based learning experience: the evolution of Civil War and Reconst MOOC” by Andrew Flatgard, Jessica Brodsky, Jose Diaz, Lucy Appert, Stephanie Ogden and Maurice Matiz (Columbia University)
“Potentially-serendipitous gain for MOOC participants: A Pilot Study” by Ted Avraham, Ronen Plesser and Rafi Nachmias (Tel Aviv University)
“Instructional design skills, methods, and knowledge in the era of MOOCs: A research proposal” by Sarohini Chahal (Columbia University)

12:00 - 01:30 PM: Lunch

01:30 - 02:45 PM: Session 2A, 2B, and 2C (click titles for papers and authors)

Session 2A: Social and Affective Learning . . .

Includes the following papers:
“Questions, not answers: doubling student participation in MOOC forums” by Ido Roll, Sara Harris, Drew Paulin, Leah Macfadyen and Katrina Ni (University of British Columbia)
“Learner profiling beyond the MOOC platform” by Guanliang Chen, Dan Davis, Jun Lin, Claudia Hauff and Geert-Jan Houben (Delft University of Technology)
"Massive data, individual learners: Challenges for developing holistic views of MOOC participants" by Paige Cunningham (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Session 2B: New Pedagogical Processes . . .

Includes the following papers:
“Scaling the human expert’s role in large online programs” by David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology)
“Modeling peer assessment in a MOOC: a Bayesian item response theory Approach” by Yao Xiong (Pennsylvania State University)
“Unhangout: Experiments in participant-driven online events” by Katherine McConachie, Philipp Schmidt and Griffin Peterson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Session 2C: Qualitative Evaluation of MOOCs . . .

Includes the following papers:
“The need for and affordances of qualitative insights in MOOC research” by S. Zahra Atiq, Casey L. Haney, David D. Cox and Jennifer J. Deboer (Purdue University)
“Beginning-level language MOOCs in teacher education: an exploratory study” by Carolin Fuchs (City University of Hong Kong) and Edward Dixon (University of Pennsylvania)
"Validating and Implementing Course Success Measures in Computer Science" by Kim Manturuk, Justin Johnsen, Quentin Ruiz-Esparza, Lorrie Schmid and Molly Goldwasser (Duke University)

02:45 - 03:15 PM: Break

03:15 - 04:15 PM: Working Groups (click for more details)

Interactive Working Groups. . .

Includes the following suggested questions:

  1. How can we humanize digital learning and incorporate socializing into MOOCs and other digitally-based learning environments? (Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia, University of Pennsylvania)
  2. How can experiential learning and new technologies (such as wearable technology) advance both the experience of learners and interests of academics?
  3. In what new ways can we use MOOC data from a variety of data streams to understand learner engagement and performance across their entire learning lifecycle? How does this differ from classroom-based learning? (Vitomir Kovanovic, The University of Edinburgh)
  4. What is the role of the human educator in automated learning and evaluation environments? (Bruce Lenthall, University of Pennsylvania)
  5. How do we create the ideal blend of traditional and new types of learning and how will they impact society in the future? (Rebecca Stein, University of Pennsylvania)
  6. Should the holistic development of learners, such as social and emotional skills and character strengths, be considered in digital learning? If so, what are the challenges and considerations in doing so? (Catherine Spann, UT Arlington)
  7. What are the possibilities for gamification and badging (or similar motivation structures) as it relates to engagement in digitally based courses? (Kevin Werbach, University of Pennsylvania)
  8. What are the strategies used at your institution to capture and capitalize on innovations that advance institutional goals? (Kimberly Eke, University of Pennsylvania and Larry Ragan, Penn State University)

04:15 - 05:30 PM: Session 3A, 3B, and 3C (click titles for papers and authors)

Session 3A: MOOC Tools. . .

Includes the following papers:
“Bringing homework home: in-person assessment of online learning” by Jennifer Kay (Rowan University)
“Preliminary evidence for learning good coding style with Autostyle” by Antares Chen, Eliane Wiese, Hezheng Yin, Rohan Choudhury and Armando Fox (University of California, Berkeley)
“AXIS - An adaptive tool for generating explanations using MOOClets for crowdsourcing and machine learning” by Joseph Jay Williams (Harvard University), Juho Kim (Stanford University and KAIST), Anna Rafferty (Carleton College), Samuel Maldonado (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Krzysztof Z. Gajos (Harvard University), Walter S. Lasecki (University of Michigan) and Neil Heffernan ( Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

Session 3B: Metrics of MOOC Success . . .

Includes the following papers:
“The determination of success in MOOCs: The role of the participants' intentions” by Marco Kalz, Maartje Henderikx and Karel Kreijns (Open University of the Netherlands)
“Predicting student achievement from online interaction in a mixed for-credit/open course” by Ma. Victoria Almeda (Columbia University), Joshua Zuech (NextThought), Ryan Baker (University of Pennsylvania), Chris Utz, Greg Higgins and Rob Reynolds (NextThought)
“Using Engagement to predict subgroups' achievement in massive open online courses by Qiujie Li and Rachel Baker (University of California at Irvine)

Session 3C: Support for Underrepresented Groups . . .

Includes the following papers:
“Towards improved education for students of low socioeconomic status: Learning analytics of massive open online course” by Sang Pil Han, Mi Hyun Lee, Sunghoon Kim and Sungho Park (Arizona State University)
“FRUGAL MOOCS for rural and remote communities: a localized context” by Mariam Aman Shah (Lancaster University) and David Santandreu Calonge (The University of Adelaide)
“MOOCs for development? Initial trends from a study of Indian learners in massive open online courses” by Janesh Sanzgiri, Martin Weller, Leigh-Anne Perryman and Robert Farrow (The Open University)

06:00 - 07:30 PM Reception and Poster Session (click titles for papers and authors)

Poster Session. . .

Includes the following papers:
"Gauging student sentiment using IBM Watson" by Damian Durruty (Track Ahead) and David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology)
“The CHiLO Micro-content Approach–Combining Learning Content and Learning Platform” by Masumi Hori (Tezukayama University), Seishi Ono (TIES Consortium), Shinzo Kobayashi (SmileNC & co) and Tsuneo Yamada (Open University of Japan)
"A study on the evaluation of MOOC from the perspective of learners" by Bo Li (Beijing University of Chinese Medicine) and Yu Liu (Peking University)
"A New Ecology for Learning: Participants' Perceptions of Learning and Netowkring in Connectivist MOOCs" by Mohsen Saadatmand (University of Helsinki)
"Insights about MOOC instructional design from MOOC student’s Comments" by Qiong Wang, Ling Liu and Yu Liu (Peking University)
"Supporting contemplative reading practice online" by Frank Ambrosio, Jaime Gonzalez Capitel, Marie Selvanadin, Anna Kruse, Edward Maloney and Yianna Vovides (Georgetown University)
"Metrics for evaluating classroom community interactivity in MOOCs" by David Joyner and Amanda Madden (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"Digital Educational Ecosystem: Fostering Creativity and Innovation in Massive Online Learning Settings" by Rocael Hernández Rizzardini, Christian Guetl, Hector R. Amado-Salvatierra and Miguel Morales (Galileo University)
"VIDEO as a Portal for an Improved Online Learning Experience" by Abby Russell (Nuforms Media)
"Developing a Blended Learning course for Teachers in Latin America" by Rocael Hernández Rizzardini, Hector R. Amado-Salvatierra and Miguel Morales (Galileo University)
"Comparing usage and satisfaction of students in three different MOOC platforms and on-campus" by Ignacio Despujol, Carlos Turro and Jaime Busquets (Polytechnic University of Valencia)
"Making MOOCS Accessible Through Peer-Led Small Groups: Process, Outcomes and Challenges" by Bryce Dubois and Marianne Krasny (Cornell University)
"Formative Assessment and Implicit Feedback in Online Learning" by Ashok Goel and David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"Personal Learning Environments (PLEs): A Pedagogical Process for Learning with MOOCs" by Nada Dabbagh and Maha Al-Freih (George Mason University)
"Beyond the digital class: from MOOC to creative community" by Owen Vallis, Jordan Hochenbaum, Ajay Kapur and Perry Cook (California Institute of the Arts)
"A Data-Driven Approach to Enhancing Learner Experience and Course Execution" by Sandesh Tuladhar, Soulaymane Kachani, Nancy Rubin, Marina Zamalin and Tian Zheng (Columbia University)
"Massive data, individual learners: Challenges for developing holistic views of MOOC participants" by Paige Cunningham (University of Illinois)


FRIDAY OCTOBER 7, 2016

08:00 - 03:00 PM: Registration Open

08:00 - 09:00 AM: Continental Breakfast

09:00 - 09:15 AM: Welcome to Day 2

09:15 - 10:15 AM: Keynote by Angela Duckworth, Founder and Scientific Director of the Character Lab and the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania

10:15 - 10:45 AM: Break

10:45 - 12:00 PM: Session 4A, 4B, and 4C (click titles for papers and authors)

Session 4A: Multiple Learning Pathways . . .

Includes the following papers:
“Customizable modality pathway courses: Research results and design implications of empowering learner choice” by Matt Crosslin and Justin T. Dellinger (University of Texas at Arlington)
“Learning pathways amongst diverse students in a massive open online course” by Amy Quon and Ting-Chuen Pong (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
“MOOC as an alternative for teacher professional development: Examining persistent teacher-learners in one Chinese MOOC” by Yizhou Fan, Bodong Chen, Qiong Wang and Guogang Zhang (Peking University)

Session 4B: Supporting Learner Intentions and Objectives. . .

Includes the following papers:
“Mapping design to effect: Holistic evaluation of MOOCs” by Vasudha Chaudhari and Yishay Mor (PAU Education)
“Persistence versus retention in MOOCs: Can they tell us different stories?” by Maha Al-Freih and Nada Dabbagh (George Mason University)
"On-line Comprehension Training for Adults with Reading Difficulties" by Whitney Baer, Qinyu Cheng (University of Memphis); Arthur Graesser, Zhiqiang Cai, Andrew Olney, Xiangen Hu, Maureen Lovett and Daphne Greenberg (Georgia State University)

Session 4C: MOOC Content. . .

Includes the following papers:
“An analysis of relevance between modality and English subtitles when EFL students learning with MOOC videos” by Toru Nagahama and Yusuke Morita (Waseda University)
“MOOCs and IP: copyright, fair use, and DMCA exemptions” by Peter Decherney (University of Pennsylvania)
"Rethinking the Case Study: Audiovisual Case Studies for MOOCs and Beyond" by William Eimicke, Adam Stepan and Sandesh Taludhar (Columbia University)

12:00 - 01:00 PM: Lunch

01:00 - 02:15 PM: Session 5A, 5B and 5C (click titles for papers and authors) 

Session 5A: Greater Impact of MOOCs. . .

Includes the following papers: “How residential campuses are using MOOCS to enhance on-campus learning” by Adam Finkelstein (McGill University), Laura Winer (McGill University), Joshua Kim (Dartmouth College), Michael Goudzwaard (Dartmouth College), Kristen Eshleman (Davidson College) and Edward Maloney (Georgetown University)

Session 5B: Teaching Creativity in MOOCs. . .

Includes the following papers: “From agency to joy: Strategies for teaching creative writing online” by Susannah Shive (University of Iowa) and Aya Sakaguchi (NovoEd) “Art & Music Education with a MOOC” by Ajay Kapur and Harmony Jiroudek (Kadenze) “Negotiating the medium: Designing for learner-centered experiences in the massive, open, online space” by Sarah Blum-Smith, Karen Brennan and Maxwell Yurkofsky (Harvard University)

Panel 5C: Openness in MOOCs: What Happened?. . .

Panel discussion: MOOCs have provided tens of millions of learners from around the world an opportunity to learn from top scholars and top universities. Against the backdrop of the openness in education movement of the late 1990s and early 2000’s (including the OCW projects), MOOCs are not as open and as “reusable” as early thinkers envisioned. What happened? And what are the implications of open in terms of access, but not in terms of reuse?

02:15 - 3:15 PM: Closing Panel featuring Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, Ajay Kapur, President and CEO of Kadenze, and Vince Price, Provost of the University of Pennsylvania


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Final schedule is subject to change.