[LON-CAPA-users] Fwd: College Degrees, Designed by the Numbers - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Gerd Kortemeyer korte at lite.msu.edu
Wed Jul 18 18:58:04 EDT 2012


Yes, research on this is currently done by Yoav Bergner at the MIT group at the moment.

Also, there is lots of older research by Behrouz Minaei-Bidgoli, http://www.lon-capa.org/publications.html

I doubt the quoted 70% number. It is possible when your students are lazy and don't complete homework. When you are teaching a group of premeds or MIT students, the signals are much more subtle: timing, number of tries, etc., only get you so far. Copying of homework makes things even harder.

- Gerd.

On Jul 18, 2012, at 6:21 PM, Lucas, Mark wrote:

> The following link to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education was forwarded
> to me. In the middle of the article it discusses the wealth of data available from students working
> online and the ability to predict  (at the 70% level) the success of a student (grade wise) from their interactions
> with the system fairly early on.  The question I was asked was whether anyone has looked at
> things like this using LON-CAPA. 
> Later,
> Mark
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