Stanford professor to discuss teaching massive open online classes

Friday, March 22, 2013

Scott Klemmer, an associate professor at Stanford University, will present “Teaching a Massive Open Online Class (MOOC) with Peer and Self Assessment” at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 28, in the College of Health and Human Services, Room 161.

Klemmer, who also is co-director of the Human-Computer Interaction Group and the Bredt Faculty Scholar development chair at Stanford, recently taught two massive open online courses through Coursera. In the course, “Human-Computer Interaction,” he combines design theory with practical assignments involving design of digital interfaces and applications. With tens of thousands of students, the prospect of grading students' designs would seem insurmountable. To address this issue, Klemmer has experimented with a variety of self-grading and peer-grading strategies, with mixed success but interesting results from a pedagogical standpoint.

The Center for Teaching and Learning is sponsoring this presentation; online registration is requested to attend.