openAIED SIG Meeting: 25th May

What does your digital footprint say about you?
(Machine Learning to understand Human Learning)

Giora Alexandron
Weizmann Institute of Science

Join us for the next openAIED Special Interest Group meeting on Wednesday 25th May, 13.30-15.00 British Summer Time, for a presentation from Giora Alexandron. Chaired by Carmel Kent.

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Abstract and Bio

Presenter: Giora Alexandron

Title: What does your digital footprint say about you?
(Machine Learning to understand Human Learning)

Abstract: The high-resolution learner activity data that modern online learning environments collect provide a unique opportunity to study the behavior of online learners and to develop tools and mechanisms for personalized teaching and learning. Applications include adaptive learning algorithms that provide timely feedback and recommend activities to individual students, teacher dashboards that provide actionable insights to teachers, early warning systems that identify students at risk, and more. My research centers on these directions in MOOCs and K12 blended learning environments.  In the talk, I will present results from two very different types of research: AI-powered educational technology for teachers in science classrooms, and educational data mining for studying the behavior of MOOC learners, focusing on the interaction between meaningful learning, trustworthy assessment, and open access.

Bio: Giora Alexandron leads the Computational Approaches to Science Education (CASEd) research group in the Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science. Prior to that he was the Chief Data Scientist of the Center for Educational Technology, and a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics at MIT. Giora holds a PhD in Computer Science Education from Weizmann (2014), MSc in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University (2005), and BA in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafo (2001). Before his PhD, he worked on AI-Powered Computer-Aided Design technologies for chip design in the start-up Verisity and later in Cadence that acquired it.

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