Corporate Partners

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are rescheduling the corporate partners meeting and holding it remotely. Please continue to submit applications.

Next Event
Tuesday – Wednesday
June 9-10, 2020

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Our 10th annual LearnLab Corporate Partners Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 9 and Wednesday, June 10 remotely. This year’s theme is “Better Learner Outcomes through Learning Engineering” with the underlying goal to accelerate technology transfer from our university into industry. We welcome you and your colleagues to join us.

Good News: Our cohort of Masters of Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science (METALS) students are graduating in August or December and are available to meet your educational technology and learning science needs. See their resumes and portfolios at: graduating METALS students. Feel free to reach out to these talented individuals at any time. Or contact Michael Bett if you would like to schedule a 30 or 60 minute recruiting session.

At the corporate partners meeting, you will learn about the latest learning science and educational technology research underway at Carnegie Mellon University. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and recruit our current graduate students and postdocs in the learning sciences as well as our Professional Masters in Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science (METALS) students. For those who are interested in possible collaborations, we would welcome discussions with our faculty.

A final agenda will be forthcoming. The planned agenda is below for your reference.

Corporate Partners Meeting Tentative Agenda 

June 9, 2020

10:00 AM EDT – Overview of the Meeting, Introductions – Michael Bett

10:10 AM EDT – New World, New Challenges – What can CMU do for you to help with training, hiring, tools, R&D? Discuss anonymous survey. -Attendees

10:45 AM EDT – Carnegie Mellon Creating Better Learner Outcomes through Learning Engineering – Ken Koedinger

11:15 AM EDT – The OpenSimon Toolkit: Authoring and Iterative Improvement – Erin Czerwinski, Simon Initiative TEL Ecosystem Community/Product Manager; Norman Bier, Director Simon Initiative

Describing components of the Simon Initiative Toolkit that are immediately usable by the audience, discussions of how these tools fit into the lifecycle of course design and improvement.  Demonstration of the OLI Authoring and Iterative Improvement Platform

12:00 PM EDT – Creating Adaptive Tutors for Personalized Online Learning – Vincent Aleven

12:30 PM EDT – Break for Lunch – METALS Students – meet and recruit students, faculty and other representatives from industry

1:30 PM EDT – Interactive demonstrations utilizing the latest technology in education. New demos every 10 minutes.

  • Upgrade, automated creation of multiple choice questions from open-ended discussions – Xu Wang
  • Lumilo, mixed-reality smart glasses with real-time analytics for teachers in blended classrooms with AI-based tutoring software – Ken Holstein and Vincent Aleven
  • DataShop – Cindy Tipper
  • Learning analytics featuring LearnSphere, the world’s largest infrastructure with methods, linked data, and portal access to relevant resources – Peter Schaldenbrand
  • CTAT – Authoring Intelligent Tutoring Systems without Programming – Jonathan Sewall
  • Open Learning Initiative (OLI) – 30+ Courses/Demonstrated Learning Gains – Hal Turner
  • Echo Authoring – OLI course authoring toolkit – Build adaptive courses using a WYSIWYG interface.

June 10, 2020

10:00 AM EDT – Computer Supported Collaborative Learning – From Data to Design – Carolyn Rose

10:30 AM EDT – Tools for Learning Analytics and Closing the Loop on Course Improvement – Ken Koedinger/John Stamper

11:00 AM EDT – Learning Engineering in Practice – Panel Discussion

12:00 PM EDT – Break for Lunch – METALS Students – meet and recruit students, faculty and other representatives from industry

1:00 PM EDT – Wrap-up – Reflections on the meeting

  • What did you learn?
  • What more do you want to know?
  • Where do we go from here?
  • What would help your organization succeed?