Backchannels offer students an opportunity to engage in digital conversation; however, do they support learning or serve as a digital distraction?
Great teachers find compelling questions, provide scaffolding that fades, assess students through performance, and care deeply about their students.
In a collaborative post with J. Gordon Wright from Education Post, Justin Reich analyzes the differences between poll results from Education Next and PDK/Gallup.
A video conversation about why the task of measuring learning is so complex.
Use Design Thinking as a strategy for bridging the gap between pedagogical theory and actual classroom practice.
Insights from interviews with MOOC students offer new ideas for how activities within MOOC platforms can support learning outside those spaces.
A call to action for the first day of school: how will you change the world?
An introduction to technology integration in a new MOOC from MIT.
MOOC developers should focus on the creation of activities and interactives, and less on high quality video.
Students leave MOOCs because they get too busy; can we help them stick their plans better?