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MS Final Exam – Prateek Dasgupta

Learnify - Spotify for Learning

Web-based online learning is seeing great adoption alongside the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom model. Online collaborative applications, tutorials and learning platforms have been a great source of knowledge for users. However, most of these applications do not provide much organizational structure to help guide and motivate users in learning new skills. In addition, many of these applications could be improved in their level of assistance for engagement and collaboration among learners to help stimulate learning in the first place. This Master’s report presents the new developed application Learnify, which helps users manage and inspire learning. Learnify enables users to organize their resources in an ‘easy to file’ way and create a structure following the “playlist” metaphor. Learnify helps users to discover interesting skills and find predefined set of relevant resources by following other users’ playlists. Evaluation of Learnify has been done qualitatively and quantitatively through a user study. All participants agreed that Learnify provides enhanced opportunity and more convenience to discover new skills and find relevant resources throughout the learning process.

Major Advisor: Christopher Scaffidi
Committee: Mike Bailey
Committee: Kishore Bhamidipati

Thursday, June 4 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Research

Website

https://oregonstate.zoom.us/my/scaffidc

Organization
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Contact Name

Dakota Nelson

Contact Email

eecs-gradinfo@oregonstate.edu

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