Talkabout: Making Distance Matter with Small Groups in Massive Classes

  title={Talkabout: Making Distance Matter with Small Groups in Massive Classes},
  author={Chinmay Kulkarni and Julia Cambre and Yasmine Kotturi and Michael S. Bernstein and Scott R. Klemmer},
  journal={Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work \& Social Computing},
Massive online classes are global and diverse. How can we harness this diversity to improve engagement and learning? Currently, though enrollments are high, students' interactions with each other are minimal: most are alone together. This isolation is particularly disappointing given that a global community is a major draw of online classes. This paper illustrates the potential of leveraging geographic diversity in massive online classes. We connect students from around the world through small… 

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