Teaching Recommender Systems at Large Scale: Evaluation and Lessons Learned from a Hybrid MOOC

@article{Konstan2015TeachingRS,
  title={Teaching Recommender Systems at Large Scale: Evaluation and Lessons Learned from a Hybrid MOOC},
  author={Joseph A. Konstan and J. D. Walker and D. Christopher Brooks and Keith Brown and Michael D. Ekstrand},
  journal={ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact.},
  year={2015},
  volume={22},
  pages={10:1-10:23}
}
In the fall of 2013, we offered an open online Introduction to Recommender Systems through Coursera, while simultaneously offering a for-credit version of the course on-campus using the Coursera platform and a flipped classroom instruction model. As the goal of offering this course was to experiment with this type of instruction, we performed extensive evaluation including surveys of demographics, self-assessed skills, and learning intent; we also designed a knowledge-assessment tool… CONTINUE READING
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