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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

Sr. Director, Evaluation & Research, Stanford University
Andy Saltarelli, PhD helps to establish and maintain campus-wide initiatives that evaluate the appropriate use of learning technologies, spur innovative methods of assessment and feedback, and leverage learning analytics for student success. Andy's disciplinary background is in educational... Read More →

Thursday May 25, 2017 14:25 - 15:00 CEST
Salon de Grados