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 ...
A recent article suggests that open science may be irreconcilable with anonymous data, requiring a reconsideration of how we protect privacy in educational data.
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.
Contrasting two keynote presentations from Will Richardson and Jennie Magiera at the EdTechTeacher Summit in Chicago at the end of July.
Predicting the results from a recently awarded three-year grant to study the implementation of Khan Academy in community colleges.
Considering how the ethics of educational research might change in an era of expanding online learning.
Responding to critique of an article about intelligent tutors that Justin Reich posted recently in the New Yorker.
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.
Two free courses for youth about coding with Scratch and digital photography and image production.
An opportunity for youth to submit to a ebook about Youth and the Internet from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and UNICEF.