Posted on : November 19, 2017
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Category : Faculty Lounge
Candace Thille (Stanford University), says the goal of the science of learning is to understand, predict and explain human learning. A great deal of learning research has resulted in principles of learning that could be used to enhance education; however, the results of that research often have not translated into successful changes in teaching practice, educational technology design, or student learning. Candance describes a model for using educational technology to shift the relationship between learning research and teaching practice in service of simultaneously improving student learning and contributing to our fundamental understanding of human learning. Candance also describe a new Open Analytics Research System (OARS) that she is developing at Stanford. The OARS collects fine-grained student learning data and models that data to make predictions about the learner. Candace is the founding director of the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Carnegie Mellon University and at Stanford University. She is a senior research fellow in the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Her focus is in applying the results from research in the science of learning to the design and evaluation of open web-based learning environments and in using those environments to conduct research in human learning.