Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Helping Busy Students Stick to Plans

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Recent Reports | One Comment

Students leave MOOCs because they get too busy; can we help them stick their plans better?

Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Persistence and Activity

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Recent Reports | No Comments

MOOC research has a mixed record on helping us understand which students are likely to persist through a course.

Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Flexibility and Stickiness

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Recent Reports | 3 Comments

Two research studies show that students appreciate the flexibility to pursue voluntary online courses at their own pace, but they benefit from returning regularly to the course activities.

Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Student Diversity

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Recent Reports | 3 Comments

One of the signature findings of MOOC research is the tremendous diversity of MOOC learners. How can we serve them best?

A New PK12 Initiative at MIT and a New Role for Me

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in In the News | 5 Comments

Announcing a new PK-12 focused initiative at MIT, and a new role for me at MIT.

In China, Where Everything is a MOOC

Posted by on May 10, 2015 in From the Field | No Comments

A visit to China’s Silicon Valley reveals a robust enthusiasm for large-scale online learning.

Looking at Class Sets of Work with MathMistakes.org

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015 in From the Field | No Comments

Exploring student thinking and problems solving with resources from MathMistakes.org, one of the gems of the Math TwittoBlogoSphere. #MTBoS

Preface for the EdTech Developer’s Guide

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Recent Reports | 2 Comments

A new preface for the EdTech Developer’s Guide from the U.S. Department of Education.

Two Years of Research on HarvardX and MITx

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Recent Reports, Uncategorized | One Comment

My top three insights and findings from the MITx and HarvardX Year Two Report.

Two Frames for Learning at Scale

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The Learning at Scale project can be about trying to replicate tutorials at scale, or it can be about creating learning experiences where scale is an affordance rather than a detriment.