[edm-discuss] Re: Tutorials at ITS 2010

  • From: shaeela ayesha <ayesha007_uaf@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: edm-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 20:23:00 -0800 (PST)

I want to attend this tutorials please guide me how can I get registration for 
Thanks & ReGaRdS

--- On Sun, 1/17/10, Joseph E. Beck <josephbeck@xxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Joseph E. Beck <josephbeck@xxxxxxx>
Subject: [edm-discuss] Tutorials at ITS 2010
To: edm-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2010, 11:53 PM

Hi, I wanted to throw out an idea for ITS2010 and see if anyone is interested. 
 At AIED09 we had a tutorial on EDM and it was well received.  It would be nice 
to have another one at ITS this year.  Tutorial proposals are due Friday 
January 29.

Typically, tutorials are half a day or a full day.  I realize that even half a 
day might seem like a large amount of time to fill, but there are even smaller 
increments that are possible.  Consider the typical tutorial day:
~90 minutes of tutorial
coffee break
~90 minutes of tutorial
~90 minutes of tutorial
coffee break
~90 minutes of tutorial

Do you think you can give a tutorial for *90* minutes?  If you're going to show 
people how to use a particular technique, that's enough time to explain the 
problem you're trying to solve, where it applies, the insight behind your 
approach, the technical details, and some applications where you analyze some 
real data (either you do it on screen, or groups analyze and you wander around 
to help). 

I think a *great* EDM tutorial could be made from 2 (for a half day) or 4 (for 
a full day) of these 90 minute sessions.  In addition to simplifying your 
lives, it makes things easier for attendees since if there is some technique 
they don't care about, they know when it will be discussed and can make other 
plans for that block of time (pop into a workshop, hang out in the tropical 
paradise of Pittsburgh, etc.).  

If you're interested, send an email to the list.  If you're not interested in 
talking, but there is a topic someone knows you want to know more about, send 
an email to the list.  Who knows, it might shame that person into volunteering 

In the interests of full disclosure, I'm co-chair for Workshops and Tutorials, 
so have a vested interest.  But I'll put some skin in the game.  If we get some 
momentum behind this and need a second or fourth person to fill up the day, let 
me know and I'll propose one of the 90 minute sessions.  If we get two or four 
sessions without me, that's fine too.  

Joseph E. Beck 
Assistant Professor 
Computer Science Department, Fuller Labs 138
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


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