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March 13, 2018

To Change the Narrative Around Education, We Need More Voices

To shift the narrative about the state of education, we need to bring more voices into the conversation.

April 06, 2016

A Harkness Moment for the 21st Century: Connected Courses

The clunky Learning Management Systems are to the 21st century what the rows of desk-chairs bolted to floors were to the 20th. The new Harkness movement to replace the LMS are Connected Courses.

August 18, 2014

Research Questions and (Better) Learning Analytics

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.

August 03, 2014

Are Schools Wastelands or Wonderlands?

Contrasting two keynote presentations from Will Richardson and Jennie Magiera at the EdTechTeacher Summit in Chicago at the end of July.

March 08, 2014

The MOOC Moment and Its Impact on K-12 Education

Thoughts from an online learning summit of MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, and Stanford about the role elite institutions can play in shaping expectations throughout K-12 education.

December 31, 2013

An Open Letter: Let's Start the Discourse Over on MOOCs

Hoping for a little less rhetoric and a little more nuance in the conversation about high-scale, low-touch technologies in 2014.

December 18, 2013

Four Types of MOOC Research

Fishing experiments in the exhaust, experiments in the periphery, MOOC-thropology in the Field, and Design Research in the Core

November 20, 2013

EdTech Start-ups and the Curse of the Familar

The unfortunate need for edtech entrepreneurs to eat limits the creativity and potential of the start-up scene.

October 23, 2013

The Education of a MOOC Dropout

The story of one MOOC "dropout" who took away valuable lessons from her unfinished learning experience.

September 04, 2013

Educational Research: To Address Rather Than to Answer

A discussion of the limits and value of experimental educational research, based on last week's discussion of a recent study of Cognitive Tutor.

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