[DANCE] DANCE Talk Series: Miaomiao Wen, research data scientist at Coursera

Carolyn P. Rose cprose at cs.cmu.edu
Sun Oct 23 20:19:03 EDT 2016

Dear DANCE community,

After a brief hiatus, we are pleased to be bringing you the next talk in 
the DANCE talk series.  Miaomiao Wen, research data scientist at Coursera, 
will be talking about teaming in team based MOOCs.  The talk will be held 
at 12pm on October 31, 2016.  Hold this time!


This talk reports on dissertation research focused on support of 
productive team formation in team-based MOOCs. The key idea is that 
students should have the opportunity to interact meaningfully with the 
community before they are assigned to teams. That discussion not only 
provides evidence of which students would work well together, but also 
provides students with significant insight into alternative task-relevant 
perspectives prior to collaboration. A validation study demonstrates that 
this teaming procedure increases team performance at a knowledge 
integration task by at least 3 standard deviations while also increasing 
the prevalence of positive collaborative processes during collaboration

The talk will be recorded and can be viewed on YouTube any time after October 31.

We hope to see many of you online on October 31.  The Google Hangout on 
the air link will be available shortly.


Carolyn Penstein Rose
Associate Professor
Language Technologies Institute and Human-Computer Interaction Institute
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

cprose at cs.cmu.edu
Gates-Hillman Center 5415

Past President, International Society of the Learning Sciences

Executive Editor, International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

Mailing address:
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Carnegie Mellon University - LTI
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