Dan Davis

My research uses and advances learning analytics techniques in open, online education at scale by pushing the boundaries towards personalized & adaptive learning environments. I develop methods to gain a deeper understanding about how the design of online learning environments affects learner success and engagement, often by implementing and testing instructional interventions at scale using randomized controlled experiments.


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2018

  Scaling Effective Learning Strategies: Retrieval Practice and Long-Term Knowledge Retention in MOOCs  

Davis, D., Kizilcec, R.F., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J.

· Journal of Learning Analytics

In press.

  Activating Learning at Scale: A Review of Innovations in Online Learning Strategies  

Davis, D., Chen, G., D., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J.

· Computers & Education

Volume 125, pp 327--344

  Evaluating Crowdworkers as a Proxy for Online Learners in Video-Based Learning Contexts   [Slides]

Davis, D., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J.

· ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2018

New York, NY, USA (November 2018)

  SRLx: A Personalized Learner Interface for MOOCs  

Davis, D., Triglianos, T., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J.

· European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) 2018

Leeds, England, United Kingdom (September 2018)

  Toward Large-Scale Learning Design: Categorizing Course Designs in Service of Supporting Learning Outcomes   [Poster][Slides]

Davis, D., Seaton, D., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J.

· ACM Learning at Scale (L@S) 2018

London, England, United Kingdom (June 2018)

  Supporting Self-Regulated Learning in Online Learning Environments and MOOCs: A Systematic Review  

Wong, J., Baars, M., Davis, D., van Der Zee, T., Houben, G.J., Paas, F.

· International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction

In press.

  The Half-Life of MOOC Knowledge: A Randomized Trial Evaluating Knowledge Retention and Retrieval Practice in MOOCs   [Slides]

Davis, D., Kizilcec, R.F., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J.

· International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) 2018

Sydney, NSW, Australia (March 2018)

  Evaluating Retrieval Practice in a MOOC: How writing and reading summaries of videos affects student learning  

Van der Zee, T., Davis, D., Saab, N., Giesbers, B., Ginn, J., van der Sluis, F., Paas, F., Admiraal, W.

· International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) 2018

Sydney, NSW, Australia (March 2018)

  Open learner models and learning analytics dashboards: A systematic review  [Slides]

Bodily, R., Kay, J., Aleven, V., Davis, D., Jivet, I., Xhakaj, F., Verbert, K.

· International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) 2018

Sydney, NSW, Australia (March 2018)

  Toward Large-Scale Learning Design: Categorizing Course Designs in Service of Supporting Learning Outcomes  

Seaton, D., Davis, D.

· HybridEd Workshop 2018

Cambridge, MA, USA (June 2018)

  Gamification in MOOCs - A General Overview  

Khalil, M., Davis, D., Wong, J.

· Open Education Global (OE Global) Conference 2018

Delft, the Netherlands (April 2018)

2017

  Certificate Achievement Unlocked: Exploring MOOC Learners’ Behaviour Before & After Passing  

Zhao, Y., Davis, D., Chen, G., Lofi, C., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J.

· 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP) 2017

Bratislava, Slovakia (July 2017)


  Enabling Real-Time Adaptivity in MOOCs with a Personalized Next-Step Recommendation Framework  [Slides]

Pardos, Z., Tang, S., Davis, D., Le, C.V.

· ACM Learning at Scale (L@S) 2017

Cambridge, MA, USA (April 2017)


  Follow the Successful Crowd: Raising MOOC Completion Rates through Social Comparison at Scale  [Slides]

Davis, D., Jivet, I., Kizilcec, R.F., Chen, G., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J.

· International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) 2017

Vancouver, BC, Canada (March 2017)


  Buying Time: Enabling Learners to become Earners with a Real-World Paid Task Recommender System  

Chen, G., Davis, D., Krause, M., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J.

· International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) 2017

Vancouver, BC, Canada (March 2017)


  Workshop on Integrated Learning Analytics of MOOC Post-Course Development  

Wang, Y., Davis, D., Chen, G., Paquette, L.

· International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) 2017

Vancouver, BC, Canada (March 2017)


  Can Learners be Earners? Investigating a Design to Enable MOOC Learners to Apply their Skills and Earn Money in an Online Market Place  

Chen, G., Davis, D., Krause, M., Aivaloglou, E., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J.

· IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies Journal


2016

  Retrieval Practice and Study Planning in MOOCs: Exploring Classroom-Based Self-Regulated Learning Strategies at Scale   [Slides]

Davis, D., Chen, G., van der Zee, T., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J.

· European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) 2016

Best Student Paper Award

Lyon, France (September 2016)


  Gauging MOOC Learners' Adherence to the Designed Learning Environment   [Slides]

Davis, D., Chen, G., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J.

· Educational Data Mining Conference (EDM) 2016

Raleigh, NC, USA (June 2016)

· Centre for Education & Learning: Innovation Room

Rotterdam, the Netherlands (March 2016)


  MOOC Learners in Social Web Platforms  

Chen, G., Davis, D., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J.

· ACM Web Science (WebSci) 2016

Hannover, Germany (May 2016)

· LWMOOCs III Workshop

Philadelphia, PA, USA


  On the Impact of Personality in Massive Open Online Learning  

Chen, G., Davis, D., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J.

· ACM International Conference on User Modeling , Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP) 2016

Halifax, Canada (July 2016)


  Learning transfer: does it take place in moocs?   [Slides]

Chen, G., Davis, D., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J.

· ACM Learning at Scale (L@S) 2016

Best Paper Award Honorable Mention

Edinburgh, Scotland (April 2016)

· LWMOOCs II Workshop

New York, NY, USA


  Encouraging Metacognition & Self-Regulation in MOOCs through Increased Learner Feedback  

[Slides]

Davis, D., Chen, G., Jivet, I., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J

· LAK 2016 Workshop: Learning Analytics for Learners

Edinburgh, Scotland (April 2016)


  Opening University Education to the World and Improving Education: Using MOOC-based Research as a Tool for Innovation  

van Staalduinen, J.P., Davis, D., Topolovec, S.

· 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation

Seville, Spain (November 2016)


2015

  Identifying Trigger Events in MOOcs  

Davis, D., Chen, G., Hauff, C., Houben, G.J

· GESIS 2016

Cologne, Germany (December 2015)

· ICT Open 2016

Amersfoort, the Netherlands (March 2016)


   Capturing, Tracing, and Visualizing the Spread of Technology-Enhanced Instructional Strategies  

Davis, D., Hanacek, J., Myers, A., Mulroney, S., Pennestri, S., Vovides, Y.

· EduLearn 2015 conference

Barcelona, Spain (July 2015)


  Mapping Student Data to the Visual Display of Online Learning Environments  

Davis, D.

· Master's Thesis

Georgetown University (May 2015)


  The First Comprehensive MOOC Manifesto

Davis, D.

· STGlobal Conference 2015

Washington, DC, USA (April 2015)


  Examining Learners' Cognitive Presence in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS)  

Vovides, Y., Youmans, T., Arthur, P., Davis, D., Ayo, Pongsajapan, R., McWilliams, M., Kruse, A.

· Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference 2015

Poughkeepsie, NY, USA (March 2015)


2014

  GeorgetownX: Applying an Integrative Learning Analytics Design Approach  

Vovides, Y., Davis, D., Kruse, A., Pongsajapan, R., Youmans, T., Maloney, E.

· EDUCAUSE 2014 Annual Conference

Orlando, FL, USA (October 2014)