I am a co-developer of the Writing for Transfer online course (nicknamed WOOC). This Little Open Online Course, similar to a MOOC, is designed to provide ongoing writing education and support to students once they have completed First Year Composition courses. Several hundred resources (to be expanded to several thousand) are delivered to the user through a combination of semantic search capabilities and a recommender system built off of Apache Mahout. A dynamic lexicon serves as an organizing metadata for the resources.
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I am the lead developer for SEUFolios, a WordPress-based ePortfolio platform for students. For students, the platform provides flexibility, course integration, and document embedding. For faculty, the platform provides an online assessment tool. SEUFolios is a single system that shares data across multiple CMS systems. English Writing, Religious and Theological Studies, Visual Studies, Modern Languages, and Communications departments, as well as the School of Education currently use SEUFolios. Discussions have taken place with the St. Edward’s president regarding commercializing the system.
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