The WorkLearn
Workshops Serie

Connecting Online Education and Income Opportunities


Education is one of the UN’s eight Millennium Development Goals, and considerable interest has been displayed in online education at scale to realize development goals. Yet, connecting education at scale to income-earning opportunities for students, and more broadly to careers, is still a daunting challenge, especially so, for students who have limited access to higher education to begin with.

This workshop series seeks to address these issues by convening a multidisciplinary forum, bringing together the insights of researchers from disparate communities currently working on related problems, including Computer Science, Distance Education, Education Technology and Analytics, HCOMP, CSCW, HICSS, Learning at Scale, and public and private-sector organizations. The workshop aims to connect these disparate research communities with the intention of fostering new research collaborations exploring the opportunities for individuals not yet in the focus of education at scale.

The workshop has been organised three years in a row 2014 at HCOMP, 2015 at CSCW, and 2016 at CHI.

Incomplete List of Participants
(See workshop sites for details)

Kenneth R. Koedinger, Carnegie Mellon University
Neil Heffernan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Nathan Maton, Khan Academy
Michael Bernstein, Stanford University
Lena Mamykina, Columbia University
Severin Hacker, Duolingo
Jeffrey P. Bigham, Carnegie Mellon University
Eric Horvitz, Microsoft, USA
Ed Chi, Google, USA
Julia Wilkowski, Google, USA
Panos Ipeirotis, Google and New York University, USA
David Karger, MIT, USA
Piotr Mitros, EdX, USA
Neil Heffernan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Jörn Loviscach, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany
Stecss P. Dow, CMU, USA