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MOOCs and the Science of Learning

Berkman Luncheon with Justin Reich Millions of learners on platforms like edX and Coursera are generating terabytes of data tracking their activity in real time. Online learning platforms capture extraordinarily detailed records of student behavior, and now the challenge for researchers is to explore how these new datasets can be used to advance the science […]

Unpacking Open Data: power, politics, and the influence of infrastructure

Berkman Center lunch with Tim Davies Countries, states & cities across the globe are embracing the idea of ‘open data’: establishing platforms, portals and projects to share government managed data online for re-use. Yet, right now, the anticipated civic impacts of open data rarely materialise, and the gap between the promise and the reality of […]