The Distributed Collaborative Learning Communities Project is a research group funded by the Hewlett Foundation Open Educational Resources Initiative. I have been the project manager, supported by two terrific Principal Investigators, Richard Murnane and John Willett.

Our research examines issues of excellence, equity, and analytics in the use of social technologies in U.S. K-12 settings.

Our first publication The State of Wiki Usage in U.S. K12 Schools, was published in Educational Researcher in February, 2012. Future publications will be linked from this page.

This site also hosts the documentation for the Wiki Quality Instrument, a tool designed to evaluate the degree to which wikis provide opportunities for students to develop essential skills such as expert thinking, complex communication, and new media literacy. The WQI pages are as follows:

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