In the first few chapters of Tinkering Toward Utopia, David Tyack & Larry Cuban describe education reform as both a linear progression as well as cyclical. This post explores these concepts as applied to 21st Century Learning and educational technology.
The four dimensions of learning - the what, where, who, and when - offer insights into what drives students to learn.
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.