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October 30, 2018

Farewell to EdTech Researcher

Final thoughts after six and a half years of blogging with Education Week.

September 12, 2018

The Side Effects of Education: Research and Practice

If researchers hope to identify programs that will prepare students for the future, then they cannot continue to measure innovation based on the ideas from the past.

August 17, 2018

The Side Effects of Education: A History Lesson

Without a deep understanding of the history of American Education, perhaps policymakers are doomed to repeat mistakes of the past.

April 19, 2018

Five Answers About EdTech Experiments: A Response to Benjamin Herold

An argument for why it is a good thing when education technology providers test new ideas with small randomized controlled trials.

January 16, 2018

EdTech and Equity: An Interview by Henry Jenkins

Excerpts from an interview of Justin Reich by Prof. Henry Jenkins in the USC Communications Department, about the new report From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies

December 07, 2017

Three Questions to Guide Your Evaluation of Educational Research

To better understand educational research, start by asking "who?" Who wrote the study; who published it; and who did the authors intend as their audience?

October 24, 2017

The Worldwide Educating for the Future Index - A Blueprint for Change

The recently released Worldwide Educating for the Future Index urges governments to reevaluate their education systems and provides a blueprint for change.

October 02, 2017

To Ban or Not to Ban? Technology, Education, and the Media

Before citing research or editorials as a rationale to ban technology, we need to question the underlying assumptions that the authors make about student learning.

September 11, 2017

Research "Proves" - Very Little

When reading articles that reference empirical research, we need to examine how the author makes assumptions before considering the study as "proof."

August 29, 2017

Research "Says" - Or Does It?

As educators, we need to be critical consumers of educational research before assuming that findings present the "truth."

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