This week is Open Education Week, a global celebration of the open education movement and its impact on teaching and learning. At WPI, we'll be celebrating by highlighting some of the excellent work in open education by our faculty.
Neil Heffernan and Jacob Whitehill, computer science professors, in partnership with Lesley University's Center for Mathematics Achievement, recently received a $744,317 grant from the National Science Foundation to create a tool to support Open Educational Resources (OER). DRIVER-SEAT (Dialogue Reinforcement Infrastructure for Volitional Exploratory Research—Soliciting Effective Actions from Teachers) will be incorporated into ASSISTments, a free online math tutoring system, and help middle school teachers provide effective feedback to students on their mathematics homework. Read more about this project.