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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

The Asilomar Convention: Revisiting Research Ethics and Learning Science

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Recent Reports | No Comments

Last week, a group from a diverse set of higher education institutions released a first draft of the Asilomar Convention, a document attempting to guide ethical decision-making in advancing higher education research. The Convention was composed by researchers, administrators, privacy advocates and others, in an effort to launch a dialogue about how best to advance […]