The second SPLICE Project workshop will be held in conjunction with SIGCSE 2018 in Baltimore on Wednesday, February 21. If you are interested in attending, please contact us.
Workshop Theme: CS Education Infrastructure for All: Interoperability for Tools and Data AnalyticsWorkshop Hosts:
- Cliff Shaffer, Virginia Tech
- Peter Brusilovsky, U Pitt
- Ken Koedinger, CMU
- Steve Edwards, Virginia Tech
CS Education makes heavy use of online educational tools like IDEs, Learning Management Systems (LMS), eTextbooks, interactive programming environments, and other smart content. Instructors and students would benefit from greater interoperability between these tools. CS Education (CSEd) researchers increasingly make use of large collections of data generated by click streams coming from them. However, students, instructors and researchers all face barriers that slow progress: (1) Educational tools do not integrate well. (2) Information about computer science learning process and outcome data generated by one system is not compatible with that from other systems. (3) Computer science problem solving and learning (e.g., open-ended coding solutions to complex problems) is quite different from the type of data (e.g., discrete answers to questions or verbal responses) that current educational data mining focuses on. This NSF-supported workshop is a follow-up to a workshop in Pittsburgh this past summer that initiated the SPLICE project. The goal is to support and better coordinate efforts to build community and capacity among CSEd researchers, data scientists, and learning scientists toward reducing barriers. CSEd infrastructure should support (1) broader re-use of innovative learning content that is instrumented for rich data collection, (2) formats and tools for analysis of learner data, and (3) development of best practices to make collections of learner data available to researchers. We will present progress to date on developing a project website, present initial reports from working groups, and plan activities for the coming year.
- Room 303 in the Baltmore Convention Center
- 8:00 Breakfast available
- 8:45 Introduction: Why we are here? About the Grant and community goals (Slides)
- 9:00 Infrastructure status: websites, GitHub, tutorials, Working Groups, etc.
- 9:15 Ken Koedinger: Sharing and analyzing CS Ed data using LearnSphere (Slides)
- 9:45 Interoperability Issues: Jackson Wonderley/Hamza Manzoor on LTI/Caliper and SPLICE tutorials (Slides)
- 10:15-10:45 BREAK
- 10:45am Mini-presentations: 7+3 minutes each
- Collin Lynch
- Archie Korhonen: ACOS and the A+ Family (Slides)
- David Joyner: Course delivery through loosely-integrated platforms: student experience and data analysis (Slides)
- Barbara Ericson: Runestone Interactive platform for interactive ebooks: opportunities for challenges (Slides)
- Cay Horstman: Interactive Exercises and Textbooks--An Author Perspective (Slides)
- Andrew Petersen: Seeking Differences in CloudCoder, TestMyCode, and PCRS Programming Exercise Submissions (Slides)
- Raphael Gachuhi/Kelly Rivers: Integrating Custom CS Activities in OLI
- 12:15-1:30 LUNCH and collaboration match via pink and blue post-its
- 1:30-1:45 Breakout group setup based on morning discussion and matches
- 1:45-2:45 Breakout session
- 2:45-3:15 BREAK
- 3:15-3:45 Reports from Breakout Groups
- 3:45 Future Plans and Open Discussion
- 4:30 Wrap-up
Agenda last updated: 2/18/2018
Reminders for Attendees
- You should already have filled out the survey, otherwise we will not have lunch for you or be able to process reimbursement.
- Our standard reimbursement is $200 for attendees. If you are seeking reimbursement and have not already filled out the forms that Cliff sent via email, contact Cliff at firstname.lastname@example.org.