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MOOC, CSCL, discussion, affordances, edx, coursera, collaboration
MOOC, CSCL, discussion, affordances, edx, coursera, collaboration

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Join us for the next DANCE Talk by Prof. Tim McKay on Monday at 12 noon EDT.

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Our next DANCE Talk by Prof. Tim McKay is happening now! Join us at http://youtu.be/6yjIZdnt6R0. 

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Our next DANCE Talk is tomorrow at 12 noon EST. Prof. Dani Ben-Zvi from the University of Haifa, Israel will be giving the talk. More details here dance.cs.cmu.edu/talks

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This tutorial introduces the core concept of DiscourseDB, gives an overview of the codebase and provides hands-on training for developers and users interested in implementing data converters for new data sources or analytics pipelines for DiscourseDB data. It furthermore introduces the new web-based data browser along with interfaces to text annotation and machine learning tools.

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This tutorial introduces the core concept of DiscourseDB, gives an overview of the codebase and provides hands-on training for developers and users interested in implementing data converters for new data sources or analytics pipelines for DiscourseDB data. It furthermore introduces the new web-based data browser along with interfaces to text annotation and machine learning tools.

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The July DANCE talk will be given by Jim Slotta and Stian Håklev from the University of Toronto. Jim and Stian are going to talk about "Scripting and Orchestration at Scale: New Frontiers in Pedagogy for Large Online Courses".
You can find more information about the speakers and an abstract of the talk on the DANCE Website under http://dance.cs.cmu.edu/talks/talk14.html

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In June, Riaz Moola from Hyperion Development will be our guest in the DANCE Talk series. On June 9, Riaz is going to talk about "A MOOC for programmers in the developing world". You can find more information about the talk and the speaker on the DANCE website. As usual, you can submit questions during the talk that we are going to discuss with the speaker after his presentation.

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Computer Science education is uniquely empowering in the developing world. No skill can more rapidly empower individuals to enter life-changing careers, but no skill is as hard to learn in the global south. Hyperion Development has built the first online course platform for programmers in Africa, allowing students with limited internet access to still take courses online. Hyperion became Google's first education partner in South Africa in 2015, and uses a community-driven based MOOC model to link students with one-on-one tutors who understand the local African context.

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Riaz is currently the director of Hyperion, which he founded in 2012 whilst studying, and recently completed a MPhil in Technology Policy and MPhil in Advanced Computer Science as a Gates Cambridge Scholar at the University of Cambridge. Riaz originally comes from South Africa, and completed his undergraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh. He previously worked as a Product Manager as part of the core Google search team, and became the first South African to join Google's Associate Product Manager programme.

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This is the second part of the bazaar online tutorial.
It will familiarize you with the Bazaar agent framework. You will learn how to implement agents and conduct studies using those agents in a synchronous online chat environment.

You can find the agenda for the tutorial on http://dance.cs.cmu.edu/talks/talk12.html
More information about Bazaar is available here: http://dance.cs.cmu.edu/resources/

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This online tutorial will familiarize you with the Bazaar agent framework. You will learn how to implement agents and conduct studies using those agents in a synchronous online chat environment.

You can find the agenda for the tutorial on http://dance.cs.cmu.edu/talks/talk12.html
More information about Bazaar is available here: http://dance.cs.cmu.edu/resources/

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Unhangout is an open source platform for running large-scale, synchronous, participant-driven events online. Drawing inspiration from the unconference model, Unhangout seeks to provide an opportunity for users to engage in participatory online learning experiences. Since it’s launch in 2013, Unhangout has supported more than 17,500 users in events hosted by organizations like the National Writing Project, edCamp, and HarvardX. This talk will explore the pedagogical and technical considerations that went into the design of Unhangout and the learning futures that this represents.
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