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NSF Learning Analytics Workshop

March 18 @ 8:00 am - March 19 @ 1:00 pm

Palmer Commons


This NSF workshop brings together learning and data scientists with various backgrounds and prior expertise to collaboratively solve the research challenges of development of instruction, assessment of competence of current and would-be workers, and evaluation of learning tools.  Three specific questions will be addressed: how to define competence, measure competence and evaluate new approaches to learning.  Speakers are invited from across industry and academia to ensure a broad perspective and specifically to take into account employer’s perspectives.  Many of the events are open to the public and public engagement is encouraged during the periods of discussion.  Please join us for an exciting event and lively discussions.

Please register if you would like to attend the public portion of the program.

March 18, 2019
8:00 a.m. – Registration
8:30 a.m.  – Welcome and Introductions

  • Stephanie Teasley, Research Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan
  • Rada Mihalcea, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Henry Kelly, Senior Scientist, Michigan Institute for Data Science, University of Michigan

8:45 a.m. – Talks and discussion on defining competence

  • Marie Cini, President and CEO, The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
  • Susan Singer, Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rollins College
  • David Blake, CEO, Degreed

9:50 a.m. – Talks and discussion on measuring competence

  • Bror Saxberg, Vice President, Learning Science at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Tammy Wang, Vice President of Data Science and Analytics at Riviera Partners

10:45 a.m. – Talks and discussion on evaluating new approaches to learning

  • MJ Bishop, Director, Academic Innovation, Evaluating Learning Innovations, University System of Maryland
  • John Behrens, Vice President, Advanced Computing and Data Science Lab, Pearson

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Networking
12:00 p.m. – Lunch (not provided)
1:30 to 5:15 p.m. – Invitation Only Session
5:15 p.m. – Reception

March 19, 2019

7:30 a.m. – Registration
8:00 a.m. – Invitation Only Session
9:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. –  Panel discussions on each of the three topics
12:50 p.m. – Concluding remarks and discussion of next steps
1:00 p.m. – Adjourn


March 18 @ 8:00 am
March 19 @ 1:00 pm
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