Re-envisioning the “Seat-Time” Algorithm in Education

Blog Post by Esther Wojcicki mediaX Distinguished Visiting Scholar For more than two decades, groups like George Lucas Foundation, the Buck Institute and Hewlett Foundation have been promoting and supporting project-based learning in schools nationwide.  Many schools and teachers have adopted it, at least in part of their programs. The evidence that it helps students […]

Algorithms and Analytics: Connecting the Learner and the Learning

Join us October 23, 2019 in CERAS #101 from 8:30am to 4:45pm as experts and members in the mediaX community explore the frontiers of learning algorithms and analytics that connect learners with learning including; Measuring what Matters in Learning, Designing Learning Experiences and Algorithms for Conversation and Developing Metatags for Open Exchange.

Learning English via Robust Conversation

From The Theme LEARNING AND TRAINING WHAT IF What if language learners could practice conversation with a computerized system capable of offering feedback and evaluation? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to develop a natural language processing engine to help language learners practice conversation. The engine needed to be robust when interpreting […]

A Teachable Agent for Strategy Learning in Management Training

From The Theme LEARNING AND TRAINING WHAT IF What if students could use interactive technologies to learn strategies by teaching them to a “teachable agent”? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO With teachable agents, learners gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter through the process of teaching. We set out to examine the use […]

New Training Models for the Digital Workforce: Coding Bootcamps

From The Theme POTENTIAL, PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY WHAT IF What if we could better understand the benefits and implications of vocational education programs for the high skilled labor force, such as coding bootcamps? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to explore the processes, outcomes and benefits of a new model for training […]

Online Media Bookmark Manager

 WHAT IF What if we could develop a video interface and digital bookmarking tool that would encourage and enable students to collaborate? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to pilot a new user interface during a live Stanford University engineering course, offered by the Stanford Center […]