Git-based platform for distributed learning communities
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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Instructors use software called learning management systems to administer online courses. Traditionally these digital platforms mimic physical classrooms, but technology opens up potential for new types of interactions. In this thesis, we develop a learning management system on top of Git to create a learning environment that encourages collaboration and exploration. We discuss how it was designed, the underlying pedagogy, the technical implementation, and the results of a pilot online class, with 100 learners lasting 6 weeks. The platform architecture developed in this project can be replicated and reused for other online courses with similar goals.
Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2018.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-69).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.