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2017 Open edX Conference
23 - 26 May
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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Thursday, May 25 • 14:25 - 15:00
Closing Global Achievement Gaps in MOOCs: Creating Psychologically Welcoming Learning Environments

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Our research demonstrates practical, scalable techniques that close persistence and completion gaps for marginalized learners by creating a psychologically welcoming learning environments. Specifically, we experimentally tested brief social psychological interventions in two MOOCs (total N = 3,451), which effectively closed persistence gaps by reducing social identity threat. These interventions require less than ten minutes for learners to complete and can be delivered at scale with high fidelity in almost any online learning environment.

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Andy Saltarelli

Senior Director, Teaching Design & Practice, Stanford University
Andy Saltarelli, PhD is an instructional designer for the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning (vpol.stanford.edu). He provides expertise in online course development and design to faculty from all disciplines. Andy has extensive experience in learner-based course desig... Read More →


Thursday May 25, 2017 14:25 - 15:00
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