Udacity Blog: What Does Udacity Do with Data?

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Udacity data science intern on data-driven pedagogy and the challenge of categorizing student activity in an asynchronous course experience.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

Our team learns how to be data-driven about pedagogy not only from pedagogical research, but also from the rest of Silicon Valley. For instance, when we were first faced with the need to categorize our students in order to determine who was struggling and needed attention versus who was motivated and just needed resources, we ran into a lot of trouble defining these “inactive” versus “active” users. How should we categorize, for example, a college student who finished the Introduction to Computer Science course over summer, never visited Udacity during fall semester, and finished our Web Development course over winter break? The only meaningful thing we could say is that the student was “active” over summer, “inactive” during the fall, and “active” again during winter, but it took inspiration from Twitter’s user model before we finally came up with a user categorization that made sense in its dependency on time: – See more at: http://blog.udacity.com/2013/09/what-does-udacity-do-with-data.html#sthash.h0vbBdKA.dpuf

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