Daniel Seaton

Daniel Seaton

VPAL Senior Research Scientist
Daniel Seaton

Dr. Daniel Seaton received his B.Sc. in Physics from Auburn University, and his Ph.D. in computational physics from the University of Georgia. While in graduate school, Daniel developed a passion for teaching and scholarship in education. This passion led him to a series of postdocs at MIT, the first in physics education research, and the second as researcher studying Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). His early work studying MITx and HarvardX MOOCs culminated in a series of working papers, and foundational results showing teachers make up a significant number of MOOC enrollees. After briefly working as a data analyst in MIT's Office of Institutional Research, Daniel shifted to Davidson College to work on the Davidson Next project. His primary roles have involved developing interactive assessment applications within the edX platform, adapting tools to support high school teachers’ use of MOOC content in blended formats, and studying learning behavior using data captured by the edX platform.


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