The National Science Foundation Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 9, at 11:00 AM ET on The Science of Learning, Technology, Big Data, and Transformation in Education, presented by Candace Thille. Dr. Thille is the founding director of the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University. Her focus is in applying the results from research in the science of learning to the design and evaluation of open web-based learning environments and in using those environments to conduct research in human learning.
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 twelve years. The OLI environments also serve as a laboratory for fundamental research on human learning. In this talk I will discuss how we make use of expertise from the learning sciences to produce high-quality learning environments 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, discuss results from several research studies, and describe the second phase of OLI at Stanford University.
The talk will be held in Room 110 at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA. No RSVP is necessary, and no visitor badges are required. It will also be webcast; please register here by Wednesday, April 8, 2015.