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Transforming Education Through Emerging Technologies

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Fall
Emerging technologies have capabilities (supporting distributed cognition, situated learning, diagnostic assessment, psychological immersion, modeling, visualization, collaboration and community) that enable sophisticated and powerful forms of learning, at scale and not requiring personal heroism by teachers. T-561 is suitable for students in any academic program who wish to develop greater knowledge about the ways emerging technologies can both empower learning in and out of classrooms and transform educational organizations. The course presumes only a basic familiarity with computers, and... Read more about Transforming Education Through Emerging Technologies

Motivation and Learning: Technologies that Invite and Immerse

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Spring
There is no learning without engagement, but engagement without learning is prevalent in today's digital world. This course explores the relationship between motivation (engagement, self-efficacy, tenacity), and learning, as exemplified via technology-based experiences. Media have long been used to excite students' enthusiasm, with mixed outcomes. Recently, interest has grown in the area of digital games and learning, with the argument that games and immersive simulations (1) motivate students who otherwise are uninterested in academic content and (2) engage learners in rich virtual or... Read more about Motivation and Learning: Technologies that Invite and Immerse

Multi-Modal Learning Analytics

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Spring
We are starting to witness a data deluge in education. Are we sinking beneath a data stream that we don’t know how to manage and interpret, or can more data actually help us better understand students and design more compelling learning experiences? One particularly promising development--made possible by the advent of affordable sensing technology--is the emerging field of multi-modal learning analytics (MMLA). Recently MMLA has allowed researchers to gain new insights into learning, for instance by studying collaboration between students with synchronized eye-trackers or by estimating their... Read more about Multi-Modal Learning Analytics