Virtual K-12 Schools Don’t Work [...]

> Crisis narratives undermine checks and balances and the natural skepticism that we should ordinarily apply to the interests of young children and to public expenditure. So you get millions of dollars spent on online charter schools that leave students a full school year behind their peers....

 

Personalization Defined [...]

> Personalization, sometimes known as customization, consists of tailoring a service or product to accommodate specific individuals, sometimes tied to groups or segments of individuals. A wide variety of organizations use personalization to improve customer satisfaction, digital sales conversion, marketing results, branding, and improved website metrics, as well as fo...

 

Evidence-Based Education [...]

> Using Dewey’s practical epistemology, I showed that research cannot supply us with rules for action but only with hypotheses for intelligent problem solving. Research can only tell us what has worked in a particular situation, not what will work in any future situation. The role of the educational professional in this process is not to translate general rules into...

 

Clickers: Facts & Concepts [...]

> That a single factual question at the crucial moment in which the material was introduced in the problem-oriented course had a negative effect on conceptual understanding is an important finding. The nature, amount and timing of clicker questions may all be factors in supporting or thwarting conceptual understanding....

 

Teachers as Irrational Economic Actors [...]

> So: no higher salaries for a relatively low-paying profession, eroding the job security that is the most treasured benefit of the job, continuing to degrade and insult the current workforce as lazy and undeserving, getting rid of hundreds of thousands of them, and yet somehow attracting hundreds of thousands of more talented, more committed young workers to become ...

 

The Cross Hairs of the Split Hairs [...]

> The digital demands constant signalling. Other people’s signalling confronts us. We create spaces to bond over that confrontedness. Performative wokeness devolves into factionalism. White supremacy festers its way into the open. A few degrees of difference makes for a very sharp point....

 

Feldstein’s Law [...]

> Feldstein’s Law: Any educational app that is actively developed for long enough and has a large enough user base will become indistinguishable from a badly designed LMS....

 

Structural Justice in Student Analytics [...]

> . An analytics process is part of a nexus in which problems, data and models, and interventions mutually support and inform each other. The underlying data is not an objective representation of reality but rather the end result of a translation process that is as much technical as it is social. These regimes of knowledge are structures laden with questions of justic...

 

Gender Stereotypes and Venture Capital [...]

> The present study finds that female entrepreneurs risk receiving significantly less venture capital, which is caused by the language and rhetoric used that relates to gender differences when funding decisions are made....

 

Teaching is People [...]

> What’s shared by tutoring, small group instruction, cooperative learning, and feedback and progress monitoring – the interventions that come out looking best? The influence of another human being. The ability to work closely with others, particularly trained professionals, to go through the hard, inherently social work of error and correction and trying again....