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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


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Events for 7 September 2018

Professor Peter Brusilovsky: Data-Driven Education: Using Big Educational Data to Improve Teaching and Learning

11:00am, E240

Modern educational settings from regular classrooms to MOOCs produce a a rapidly increasing volume of data that captures individual learning progress of millions of students at different level of granularity. This presence of this data opens a unique opportunity to re-engineer traditional education and build and develop a range of efficient data-driven education
Over the last 10 years, a range approaches were suggested to leverage educational data. In my talk, I will present several ways to use big educational data explored in our lab. The focus will be on open social learning modeling and identifying individual differences through sequential pattern mining, but several other approaches will be mentioned. Open social learning modeling and sequential pattern mining provides two considerably different examples on using educational data. One offers an immediate use of class interaction history to develop more engaging content access while another shows how big data could be used to uncover important individual differences that could be used to optimize the process for individual leaners.

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