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Thursday, December 5 • 11:00am - 11:30am
MOOCs Personalization for Various Learning Goals (30m)

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Students in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) exhibit a remarkable diversity in terms of location, gender, demographics, and educational attainment level; they have different learning goals and patterns of interaction with MOOC content. In this study, we aim to develop clustering of different MOOC learners in order to enable customization of learning experiences. We intend to 1) classify student learners by learning goals; 2) cluster learners by engagement with the platform, comparing various groups by learning outcomes (i.e. certificate attainment), and aiming to predict user transition from one cluster to another; 3) study how the clustering could be used for platform customization and personalization of learning experience. This research will proceed in the context of HarvardX, which is Harvard’s division for online learning. Analysis will be based on the data on 17 HarvardX courses running on the edX platform, focusing on 5 courses that will be completed by December 2013.

Thursday December 5, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 11

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