Join us on August 22 for a talk by Ninjava cofounder Sam Joseph on pair programming, MOOCs and comedy faqbots.
Pair Programming & Projects in MOOCs and Comedy Faqbots
There continues to be an explosion in free, high quality online courses from top tier educational institutions around the world. These Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are changing the face of higher education. Our speaker, Dr. Sam Joseph, is now facilitator for the BerkeleyX CS 169 Software Engineering courses being taught on EdX. As part of this Dr. Joseph is leading a charge to increase student engagement by use of real time chat, pair programming and group projects in the teaching of online software education:
Dr. Joseph is behind a Google Plus Pair Programming community that is being used by MOOC students and regular programmers alike to pair program on MOOC programming assignments and real world coding issues.
Furthermore he has started a series of open source projects for MOOC students to practice their programming skills on by interacting with real world customers:
And to fill in time left over he runs the "funniest computer ever"
competition, because at some point we've got to make computers have a sense of humor :-)
In this talk Dr. Joseph will review recent MOOC developments and talk about how synchronous chat, screen share and comedy faqbots can all make for a more engaging MOOC experience.
About the speaker
Time and place
We'll go for a drink at a nearby izakaya after the talk.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Zev and Errol
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