CS398: Computational Education

Stanford University, Fall 2019. Tu/Th 1:30 PM - 2:50 PM, Lathrop 282.

In 2019 there is a unique opportunity to build better learning experiences that serve more students. In this research-level course we explore ways to leverage; modern AI, online platforms and large datasets to address challenges in education. Imagining and contributing to education's digital future is an open challenge and as such this course is designed to encourage your creativity.

RESOURCES

Schedule
Office Hours
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PROBLEM SETS

PSet 1
PSet 2
PSet 3

Final Project

Handout
Thursday, Dec 5th
1:30-3:30pm


Teaching Team

Professor: Chris Piech

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Gates 202
Tu 3:00-5:00pm
Head TA: Mike Wu

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Jordan 334
Thursday 3-5p
TA: Swathi Iyer

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Lathop Library
Monday 2-4p
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Announcements

Project
2019102912

We have gotten started with our final project. We wrote a final project handout that we will keep updated with any relevant information.

Pset 3
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In Pset3 you are going to write a deep learning algorithm, trained on simulated solutions, to learn to give feedback for real students working on a real code.org assignment. The particular task you are working on currently does not have a useful method for providing feedback. Your solution will be a novel contribution to education.

Pset 2
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In Pset2 you are going to brainstorm final research projects and practice the skill of discovering strategies for solving problems via literature review (aka online search). Assignment is due next Thursday, Oct 17th.

Pset 1
2019100118

Pset1 has you learn about Item Response Theory. You generate simulated students to make sure you understand the model, and you use PyTorch for inference. The pset has lots of room for creativity.

Welcome
2019091000

Welcome to CS398! We are looking forward to a fun quarter. Class starts Tuesday Sept 24th at 1:30pm in Lathrop 282.

What is CS398?

2019091000

We put together some handouts to help you understand where we are going to go in CS398 and how we plan to get there.

The Administrivia handout has details on course logistics. Read this to get a sense for what CS398 is going to entail.

The Course Schedule page shows you the topics that we are going to cover in CS398. We will also post materials from lecture on the schedule page.

The Office Hour page has contact information for TAs and the office hour calendar. Office hours will start Thursday (Sept 26th).