Speaker: Dr Julia Polak , University of Melbourne

Time & Date: 12:00 Thursday 30 May 2019

Venue: Room 310, Physical Sciences 2, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus.

Abstract:

Kaggle is a data-modelling competition service, where participants compete to build a model with lower predictive error than other participants. Several years ago they released a reduced service that enables instructors to run competitions in a classroom setting. This paper describes the results of an experiment to determine if participating in a predictive modelling competition enhances learning. The evidence suggests it does. In addition, students were surveyed to examine if the competition improved engagement and interest in the class.

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