Family Science & Astronomy Festival + Makerspace at College of San Mateo, Sat 10/4 #Free

College of San Mateo Library is hosting several Makerspace events at this year’s Family Science & Astronomy Festival at CSM.

Please join us Saturday October 4, 2014! The event is free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events

College of San Mateo
1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94402

Contacts: Lorrita Ford | Mohsen Janatpour

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Daphne Koller: What We’re Learning from Online Education #TED

Daphne Koller talks about the potential of distributed education and massive open online courses.

Daphne Koller:

There are some tremendous opportunities to be had from this kind of framework. The first is that it has the potential of giving us a completely unprecedented look into understanding human learning. Because the data that we can collect here is unique. You can collect every click, every homework submission, every forum post from tens of thousands of students. So you can turn the study of human learning from the hypothesis-driven mode to the data-driven mode, a transformation that, for example, has revolutionized biology. You can use these data to understand fundamental questions like, what are good learning strategies that are effective versus ones that are not? And in the context of particular courses, you can ask questions like, what are some of the misconceptions that are more common and how do we help students fix them?