NSF Awards Grants to MIT Libraries to Advance Learrning though Analysis of Big Data in Education

September 20, 2014

The National Science Foundation has made an award of over one million dollars to the MIT Libraries Program on Information Science, TERC, and Landmark College to study how big data in education can be augmented with measurements of student attention. The project "Revealing the Invisible: Data-Intensive Research Using Cognitive, Psychological, and Physiological Measures to Optimize STEM Learning", will utilize common webcams to measure attention, combine this with clickstream data from online educational systems, and utilize this to provide foundational knowledge of the ways in which measures of implicit learning might be linked to explicit learning to develop educationally relevant games that are adaptive to diverse learners.

 

For more information see the NSF website