In this talk, I will introduce a platform called RiPPLE (Recommendation in Personalized Peer-Learning Environments) that recommends personalised learning activities to students based on their current knowledge state from a pool of crowdsourced learning activities that are generated by students and educators. The tool integrates insights from crowdsourcing, learning sciences and adaptive learning, aiming to narrow the gap between these large bodies of research, and practical implementation in a platform that instructors can easily use in their courses. Initial results based on data collected in two courses (INFS1200 and INFS7901) indicate that using RiPPLE leads to measurable learning gains and an increase in student satisfaction. RiPPLE is already integrated into Blackboard, and can easily be used in any course at UQ in Semester 1, 2019.

Delicious treats will be provided. All welcome!

About Teaching and learning seminars

Our teaching and learning seminars focus on innovations and projects that are underway in teaching mathematics, statistics and physics at UQ and other institutions.

We discuss the hot issues, and hear from people who are trying out new things.

Over the past 10 years many new ideas have been generated, collaborations made both within and across disciplines, and teaching grant proposals designed, submitted and received.

Students, staff and visitors to UQ are welcome to attend, and to suggest speakers and topics.


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