January 17, 2022

Towards Automated Study Guides for MOOCs: A Tech Report From the Stanford Info Lab

The following tech report was written by researchers at the Stanford Info Lab.


Towards Automated Study Guides for MOOCs


Jose Hernandez
Stanford University

Andrew Lamb
Stanford University

Andreas Paepcke
Stanford University

Jeffrey Ullman
Stanford University


Stanford Info Lab (2015)


The submission to a research workshop in the context of Coursera’s 2015 Partners Conference


Early experiments towards automating the production of study guides in MOOCs are sketched. The creation of relevant index keywords from video closed caption files is outlined, as well as the automated detection of coherent topic clusters from those keywords.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.