Publications

You can find me on Google Scholar. Feel free to email me for copies of manuscripts not linked here. Working papers listed at the end.

2017 / in press

Kizilcec, R. F. & Cohen, G. L. (in press). Eight-minute self-regulation intervention improves educational attainment at scale in individualist but not collectivist cultures. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Kizilcec, R. F., Saltarelli, A. J., Reich, J., & Cohen, G. L. (2017). Closing global achievement gaps in MOOCs. Science, 355(6322), 251-252. (Supporting Materials)

Kizilcec, R. F., Perez-Sanagustin, M., & Maldonado, J. J. (2017). Self-Regulated Learning Strategies Predict Learner Behavior and Goal Attainment in Massive Open Online Courses. Computers & Education, 104, 19-33.

Kizilcec, R. F., Davis, G. M., & Cohen, G. L. (2017). Towards Equal Opportunities in MOOCs: Affirmation Reduces Gender & Social-class Achievement Gaps in China. In Proceedings of the Fourth ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, L@S 2017. Cambridge, MA.

Davis, D., Jivet, I., Kizilcec, R. F., Chen, G., Hauff, C., & Houben, G.-J. (2017). Follow the Successful Crowd: Raising MOOC Completion Rates through Social Comparison at Scale. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK).

Kizilcec, R. F. & Brooks, C. (in press). Diverse Big Data and Randomized Field Experiments in Massive Open Online Courses. In G. Siemens & C. Lang (Eds.), Handbook of Learning Analytics & Educational Data Mining.

2016

Eckles, D., Kizilcec, R. F., & Bakshy, E. (2016). Estimating peer effects in networks with peer encouragement designs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 113(27), 7316-7322. (Supporting Information)

Kizilcec, R. F. (2016). How Much Information?: Effects of Transparency on Trust in an Algorithmic Interface. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2016. San Jose, CA.

Kizilcec, R. F., Perez-Sanagustin, M., & Maldonado, J. J. (2016). Recommending Self-Regulated Learning Strategies Does Not Improve Performance in a MOOC. In Proceedings of the Third ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, L@S 2016. Edinburgh, UK.

Li, J., Kizilcec, R. F., Bailenson, J. N., & Ju, W. (2016). Social Robots and Virtual Agents as Lecturers for Video Instruction. Computers in Human Behavior, 55(B), 1222-1230.

2015

Kizilcec, R. F., Bailenson, J. N., & Gomez, C. J. (2015). The Instructor’s Face in Video Instruction: Evidence from Two Large-Scale Field Studies. Journal of Educational Psychology, 107(3), 724-739.

Kizilcec, R. F. & Schneider, E. (2015). Motivation as a Lens to Understand Online Learners. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), 22(2).

Kizilcec, R. F., & Halawa, S. A. (2015). Attrition and Achievement Gaps in Online Learning. In Proceedings of the Second ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, L@S 2015. Vancouver, Canada.

Krause, M. & Kizilcec, R. F. (2015). To Play or not to Play: Response Quality and Task Complexity in Games and Paid Crowdsourcing. In Proceedings of the Conference on Human Computation & Crowdsourcing, HCOMP 2015. San Diego, CA.

2014

Kizilcec, R. F., Papadopoulos, K., & Sritanyaratana, L. (2014). Showing Face in Video Instruction: Effects on Information Retention, Visual Attention, and Affect. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2014. Toronto, Canada.

Kizilcec, R. F., Schneider, E., Cohen, G. L., & McFarland, D. A. (2014). Encouraging Forum Participation in Online Courses with Collectivist, Individualist, and Neutral Motivational Framings. eLearning Papers, 37, 13-22. ISSN: 1887-1542.

Thille, C., Schneider, D. E., Kizilcec, R. F., Piech, C., Halawa, S. A., & Greene, D. K. (2014). The Future of Data–Enriched Assessment. Research & Practice in Assessment, 9(2), 5-16.

Williams, J. J., Kizilcec, R. F., Klemmer, S., & Russell, D. (2014). Innovations for Learning at Scale Workshop. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2014. Toronto, Canada.

Zhang, K. & Kizilcec, R. F. (2014). Anonymity in Social Media: Effects of Content Controversiality and Social Endorsement on Sharing Behavior. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2014. Ann Arbor, MI.

Aymerich-Franch, L., Kizilcec, R. F., & Bailenson, J. N. (2014). The Relationship between Virtual Self Similarity and Social Anxiety. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8(944).

2013

Kizilcec, R. F., Piech, C., & Schneider, E. (2013). Deconstructing Disengagement: Analyzing Learner Subpopulations in Massive Open Online Courses. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK 2013. Leuven, Belgium. | Recording of conference talk.

Kizilcec, R. F. (2013). Collaborative Learning in Geographically Distributed and In-person Groups. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013. Memphis, TN.

Working papers

Kizilcec, R. F., Cohen, G. L., & Baiocchi, M. (working paper). Power by Design: Improving Replicability with Efficient Experimental Design.

Kizilcec, R. F., Bakshy, E., Eckles, D., & Burke, M. (working paper). The Spread of Human Cooperation in a Social Network.

Kizilcec, R. F. (working paper). Identity, Threat, and Belonging in Digital Learning Environments.

Kim, J., Kizilcec, R. F., & Kulkarni, C. (working paper). HCI in Online Education. (Review article for publication in Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction.)