The Workshop on Education and Social Science Technologies (WESST)
July 19-21, 2017 – National University of Singapore
As data and analytics technologies transform education and the social sciences, we have an unprecedented opportunity to effect positive change in both these fields. To explore this opportunity, we are pleased to host our inaugural WESST workshop on 19-21 July at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
WESST is co-hosted by the School of Computing (SoC) and the Institute for the Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology (ALSET) at NUS. Over three days, the event will include tutorials and workshops from some of the world’s leading voices in education and social science technology. It will also include a competition for students and researchers with an interest in these technologies.
In addition to highlighting case studies from around the world, we will also showcase how NUS is leading the way in education technology. For example, we will discuss how ALSET is tearing down institutional barriers and assembling one of the most comprehensive educational datasets of its kind, thereby supporting cutting-edge research on the long-term impact of learning interventions.
WESST 2017 builds upon the previous technical programme and expertise of organising the 2015 Workshop Technology for Teaching at Scale, which featured talks on educational technology from leaders in the field.