Ryan Baker: Using Educational Data Mining to Expand Understanding of Engagement in the Learning Sciences @ Pless Hall, 5th fl. Conference Room

03/09/2016 12:00 pm – 03/09/2016 1:00 pm Using Educational Data Mining to Expand Understanding of Engagement in the Learning Sciences Ryan Baker, TC Columbia In recent years, researchers have been able to model an increasing range of aspects of student interaction with online learning environments, including affect, meta-cognition, robust learning, and engagement. In this talk, I discuss how automated detectors of engagement and learning can be useful for deepening understanding of the processes surrounding engagement; which students become engaged and disengaged; how disengagement develops over time; and how the disengagement that manifests in online learning is associated with differences in long-term student outcomes. Spanning both affective and behavioral engagement, this talk will consider these phenomena in populations from middle school through adult learners. Ryan Baker is Associate Professor of Cognitive Studies and Program Coordinator for Learning Analytics at Teachers College, Columbia University. He earned his Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. Baker was previously Assistant Professor of Psychology and the Learning Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic institute, and he served as the first Technical Director of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center DataShop, the largest public repository for data on the interaction between learners and educational software. He was the founding President of the International Educational Data Mining Society, and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Educational Data Mining and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education.