As part of the Media Lab X course at the Media Lab, I worked with my class team members on developing a prototype for a tool that aimed to help arrange MOOC students into small teams to study together or perform group projects. The prototype for this project consisted of a short survey containing questions about students personality and their preferred roles in groups. Based on the survey results, the system would create a profile page, and assign animal avatars based on the role the survey suggests they might play in an online group.
For instance: someone who is deemed an ideator might be assigned a penguin avatar (screenshot below).
Screenshot of penguin avatar
Video of class presentation
Here is the link to the conference proposal, we presented at Designing Future for Peer-to-Peer Learning Conference in Baltimore https://www.dropbox.com/s/q8sof0pmdjvo1v8/Group_Formation_in_MOOCs.pdf
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