Coherence is Signature Quality of our Most Effective Schools

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

In improving schools for students, it is more important to get one system right than it is to pick the one right system.

Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Innovation

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Video and ideas from the forthcoming Launching Innovation in Schools MOOC that explains four ways that school leaders can support innovation.

The Secret to Schools that Keep Getting Better

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Schools that keep getting better are places where the adults love learning with one another and model that passion for students.

Launching Innovation Through Teacher to Teacher Learning

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Ask a researcher | No Comments

When teachers are interviewed about who has the most influence over their teaching practice, the number one answer is: “other teachers.”

Make Writing Classes Larger and Other Heresies of Connected Courses

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in From the Field | No Comments

Using a Connected Courses infrastructure, Kim Jaxon makes epic learning experiences for 100 freshman comp students in one class.

Some Advice for Chan & Zuckerberg on Technology and Equity

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Recent Reports | No Comments

We don’t yet know how to design and distribute online learning experiences that target the students who need us most.

Four Pillars of Great Teachers

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Questions worth Researching | One Comment

Great teachers find compelling questions, provide scaffolding that fades, assess students through performance, and care deeply about their students.

Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Learning Beyond the Platform

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Recent Reports | One Comment

Insights from interviews with MOOC students offer new ideas for how activities within MOOC platforms can support learning outside those spaces.

EdTechX: A MOOC about Integrating Education Technology

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

A new free MOOC from MIT offers an introduction to technology integration in schools.

Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Students Learn by Doing

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Recent Reports | 2 Comments

MOOC developers should focus on the creation of activities and interactives, and less on high quality video.