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December 15, 2014

Some Thoughts and Data from Teach to One about Recent Study

New Classrooms, the non-profit behind Teach to One: Math, offers some additional data and insights about the recent study by Teachers College professor Douglas Ready.

December 10, 2014

Explaining MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent

A conversation with a journalist at the Chronicle of Higher Education reveals I could have done a better job explaining findings from a new paper about MOOC completion rates and student intentions.

December 01, 2014

A Super-Awesome Bookshelf for Makers (With Two Free Books!)

Super-Awesome Sylvia releases her first book about making and programming with Arduino boards, and Constructing Modern Knowledge Press makes two books available online for free for a limited time.

October 02, 2014

Paper Versus Laptop: The Best of Both Worlds

In a guest post, Sabba Quidwai reacts to a recent study comparing paper and computers for note-taking in lecture settings.

September 25, 2014

Towards a Pedagogy for Tablets: From Consumption to Curation and Creation

Tom Daccord and I have recently published a new ebook, iPads in the Classroom: From Consumption to Curation and Creation, from the newly formed EdTechTeacher Press, immediately available on Amazon and soon to be available through iBooks. The first chapter of the book, which sets out some of our visi...

August 17, 2014

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.

August 10, 2014

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.

June 20, 2014

The Asilomar Convention: Revisiting Research Ethics and Learning Science

Last week, a group from a diverse set of higher education institutions released a first draft of the Asilomar Convention, a document attempting to guide ethical decision-making in advancing higher education research. The Convention was composed by researchers, administrators, privacy advocates and o...

May 30, 2014

MITx and HarvardX Release De-Identified Dataset from First Year of MOOCs

An explanation of how HarvardX and MITx release a de-identified dataset for other researchers to use.

May 26, 2014

The Role of Humans in Blended Learning

Mica Pollack and her colleagues from UCSD share new research about the importance of teachers in blended learning environments that highlights the strengths and limits of online tools.

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