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Perry Samson, PhD, University of Michigan, Climate and Space – MIDAS Seminar Series
January 29, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Prof. Perry Samson
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Atmospheric Science
Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
University of Michigan
Title: Learning Analytics: Mining Student Behaviors During Class to Predict Exam Scores Abstract: Student behavior during class is being monitored at the University of Michigan using the Echo360 Active Learning Platform. This presentation discusses how these data are combined with data from other on-campus and off-campus sources and mined to develop models for predicting student success based on a student’s background and behaviors during class. The goal is to provide instructors with evidence-based guidance on how to identify students at risk early in a semester. Bio: Perry Samson is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in both the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering and in the School of Information. Perry’s coursework has included air quality modeling, meteorology and ownership issues for entrepreneurs. His Extreme Weather course has been cited by the New York Times as one of ten “Courses with a Twist” in the United States. Prof. Samson is also an entrepreneur as co-founder of The Weather Underground and LectureTools, which provides active learning tools to over three million students worldwide through Echo360 Inc. For more information on MIDAS or the Seminar Series, please contact email@example.com. MIDAS gratefully acknowledges Northrop Grumman Corporation for its generous support of the MIDAS Seminar Series.