Research Questions and (Better) Learning Analytics

On Tuesday, August 19 at noon EST, I'll be participating in a webinar with Audrey Watters, Andrew Sliwinsky, and Vanessa Gennarelli. We'll be wrestling with the technical and ethical challenges of using data from online learning systems to improve teaching and learning. The full blurb is below, and you can RSVP here. Big data, big problems. We all want to help learners be successful. What "success" means and how we measure it means different things depending on your point of view. Additionally, issues of privacy and security haunt the conversation. Join us to hear how we think about this emerging ...


Privacy, Anonymity, and Big Data in the Social Sciences

A recent article suggests that open science may be irreconcilable with anonymous data, requiring a reconsideration of how we protect privacy in educational data.


Teach the Whole Family to Code: MIT Media Lab Family Creative Learning Guide

Ricarose Roque and colleagues at MIT's Lifelong Kindergarten Lab have released lesson plans and materials for a five workshop series introducing kids and parents into computing and maker culture.


Are Schools Wastelands or Wonderlands?

Contrasting two keynote presentations from Will Richardson and Jennie Magiera at the EdTechTeacher Summit in Chicago at the end of July.


Results from the 2017 Khan Academy Study

Predicting the results from a recently awarded three-year grant to study the implementation of Khan Academy in community colleges.


The Ethics of Educational Experiments

Considering how the ethics of educational research might change in an era of expanding online learning.


Intelligent Tutors, Past and Present

Responding to critique of an article about intelligent tutors that Justin Reich posted recently in the New Yorker.


MOOCs and the Science of Learning

Precis and video of a luncheon talk at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society examine the current state of the field in MOOC research as it relates to learning.


Free, Online, Summer, Digital Arts Courses for Youth

Two free courses for youth about coding with Scratch and digital photography and image production.


Call for Submissions: Youth Stories About Life Online

An opportunity for youth to submit to a ebook about Youth and the Internet from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and UNICEF.


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