2 / 6 CS10K Breakout ACM Ed Council CS10K Question Delivery CS10K course or CS10K PD? Both! However, students and adults learn differently! Focus is work for the students first? Can create online materials that can be used to collect data, allow teacher to adjust instruction Supports instructors lean on pedagogy or content What kind of investment are needed to make this work so that it’s scalable? Faculty domain expertise time Proposal – do one module, do it well, measure. E.g., Big Data System gets tuned and “knows” student because it’s seen so many other student like it Benefit Can handle huge variance in incoming teacher ability and confidence
3 / 6 CS10K Breakout ACM Ed Council What is needed in OLI model? To design the environment $500k Open University spent £2.5M and didn’t do so well? They “bought out” domain experts’ time They threw it out? Some faculty really take to it and buy in early Takes a long time to design it well (module is shorter time) What are the knowledge components needed for a task, how to sequence feedback for this, get unstuck Have expert “think aloud” to get a sequence of steps Learning curve analysis How do you get teachers to participate? Any resources for parts that are new or hard are welcome
4 / 6 CS10K Breakout ACM Ed Council Sanity Check Let’s not think online learning is the miracle cure Great learning happens with mentoring, learning communities, face- to-face learning Candace’s work is thought of as an “online book”, to support teaching the course itself. Students using it, and proving help to give feedback Let’s ask teachers about what they need We already know what AP piloters had trouble with Let’s remember prior success/failure with past Teachers feel like they’re “add-on” to software “Coaching” only happened with the very best students Chris is on board with modules intended for students, as advocacy support as well. “Module in a box”
5 / 6 CS10K Breakout ACM Ed Council Concern : language issues? University model: background, lecture, doing Lab reinforces the doing, e.g., search example This is a rich process, we have some stuff “ready” We’re a language agnostic system What about language wars? We’ll support top N current systems, which will get us 95% of the way there.
6 / 6 CS10K Breakout ACM Ed Council First Pilot of online learning Tom Cortina @ CMU already developing modules, we could start there. His non-majors course is similar First round of piloters would volunteer to contribute as part of Community of Practice