Carnegie Mellon University

Timothy McKay

April 11, 2018

Timothy McKay Presenting at PIER Colloquium and EdBag on April 23 & 24, 2018

Timothy A. McKay, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy, Education and Director of the Digital Innovation Greenhouse at the University of Michigan, will be visiting CMU on Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to present at the Program in Interdisciplinary Education Research (PIER) Colloquium and EdBag. 

Colloquium: Monday, April 23, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., NSH 1507

Equity in STEM Education – Discovery, Exploration, and Experiment

Abstract: Over the last decade, a vibrant, interdisciplinary learning analytics community at Michigan has emerged. To provide an example of this work, I will describe the discovery of a pattern of gendered performance differences in large foundational courses, both at Michigan and across an array of five Big Ten campuses, and explain how we are using ECoach - a platform for personalized education research at scale – both to learn more and to experiment with possible interventions. This research is essential to advancing equity: providing the evidence necessary to change traditional approaches, and creating the sociotechnical conditions for sustained reform. 

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EdBag: Tuesday April 24, 12:00 – 1:20 p.m., Baker Hall 336B

Reimagining Residential Education at Scale

Abstract: Properly organized, large, foundational courses provide ideal environments for generalizable education research. At Michigan, we are working to create a learning system around these courses, in which research and practice are intimately connected. During this brown bag I'll describe what we're doing and seek your advice about how to maneuver past the many social and technical challenges which remain. 

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