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.

Starting as a Research Fellow with HarvardX

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Questions worth Researching | No Comments

On the promise and peril of joining one of the major new MOOC enterprises.

The Digital Fault Line: Parents, Teachers, and Normal

Final post in a series about evolving notions of the digital divide.

MOOCs and Higher Education’s Non-Consumers

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in Questions worth Researching | No Comments

Examining three populations of higher education “non-consumers” who are joining the emerging market for Massive Open Online Courses.

Connected Learning and the Unclear Road to Equity

Raising questions about the viability of Connected Learning to address fundamental inequalities in learning opportunities.

What I Learned in 100 Posts

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Questions worth Researching | No Comments

Reflections on a year of blogging.

Scaling MOOCs, Fast and Slow

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Questions worth Researching | No Comments

Imagining an strategy for scaling online learning that scales community rather than scaling distribution mechanisms.

The Informal Instructional Core and Teaching the Village

Posted by on Dec 8, 2012 in Questions worth Researching | No Comments

If it takes a village to teach a child, let’s design systems that teach the village.

Take the Internet Speed Test in your School!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Questions worth Researching | No Comments

How fast is the broadband in your school building?

Cyberbullying: What’s Different, and What’s Not, about Meanness Online

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Questions worth Researching | No Comments

One of my best guides to cyberbullying has always been Anne Collier of NetFamilyNews.org, who has been thinking great thoughts about online safety for over a decade.