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Day in the Life

1 Day in the Life: The Simon Initiative and Carnegie Mellon’s Digital Education Revolution

9:41 p.m. A different kind of homework

Try “Principles of Computing” on the OLI website.

“Normally lectures go way too fast, but with this class, I’m seeing stuff for the second time. Sometimes, when I’m confused in class, I’ll go back to the modules to remind myself of what I figured out the night before.”

- Sophia Eristoff, sophomore materials science and biomedical engineering major

2:37 a.m. Servers never sleep

“My CMU faculty colleagues are scientists; they trust data. And the data shows that there is a better way for us all to teach our students than through lectures alone.”

- Ken Koedinger, professor of human-computer interaction and psychology

Learn more about these results on the OLI website.

10:30 a.m. Class time

11:22 a.m. The students’ experience

“[OLI] allows me to take more responsibility for my learning … it really de-stresses the whole situation because you have this other opportunity to learn that’s then incorporated into the classroom.”

- Lilah Buchanan, senior psychology major

View the extended version of Norm’s conversation with Chay and Lilah.

1:07 p.m. The professor’s experience

View the extended version of Marsha and Dilsun’s conversation.

3:53 p.m. From CMU to the world

“We’re creating a one-stop shop for professors from any discipline to come in, learn what’s available, and get help implementing these tools in their courses; they can collect the data, analyze the data, and improve the system as it goes forward.”

- Richard Scheines, dean of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences; faculty lead, The Simon Initiative

4:35 p.m. Coffee in Gates



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