Noticing and Blogging with Student-Teachers

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in From the Field | No Comments

Exploring what student-teachers learn from blogging about their classroom observations.

The Education of a MOOC Dropout

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Up for Debate | No Comments

The story of one MOOC “dropout” who took away valuable lessons from her unfinished learning experience.

Small Data and Big Data Should be Best Friends

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Ask a researcher | No Comments

A defense of methodological pluralism.

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.

For Pete’s Sake, Read Cuban

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in In the News | No Comments

Reminders from Larry Cuban, the preeminent historian of education technology, that today’s ed tech hype has many historical antecedents.

Ask a Researcher: What’s Next for Early Ed and iPad Research?

Today’s Ask a Researcher Question comes from a doctoral student in Massachusetts I am currently a doctoral student in Leadership in Schooling.  I am a technology specialist in an urban public school system in Massachusetts, and I am considering doing my dissertation on iPad usage as well.  I read your postings about Auburn and am […]

Ask a Researcher: Using the Wiki Quality Instrument in Other Settings

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 in Ask a researcher, DCLC | No Comments

Here’s a question about using the Wiki Quality Instrument to measure quality in individual wiki projects: I currently have a course wiki (using wikispaces) between our preservice teachers and ninth graders in a remote secondary school. We used the wiki for a specific project, so it won’t fall under your longevity categories but I am […]

What Should We Do with the Auburn Kindergarten iPad Findings?

Mike Muir and I are having a productive, respectful back and forth specifically about his research concerning iPads in Kindergarten classrooms and more broadly about how practitioners should deal with educational research that uses statistical methods. I’m going to start with this reminder (which Mike has echoed in his own way): I think it’s completely […]

The State of Wiki Usage in U.S. K-12 Schools

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 in DCLC, Research, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

I’m very pleased to announce that the first report from my research project, the Distributed Collaborative Learning Communities project, is published in this month’s issue of Educational Researcher, the flagship journal of the American Educational Research Association. The article can be found through this direct link or at this landing page and is titled, “The […]

Two Questions about “The Test Score Hypothesis”

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Research, Teaching, Uncategorized | No Comments

My 11.125 students read education articles each week and discuss current events for about 15 minutes. It’s a lot of time to commit to the endeavor, but I think it’s a great way, in a survey class, to let students explore their interests and to learn more about the various issues and challenges in education. […]