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The Power of Feedback - John Hattie, Helen Timperley, 2007

Reading: “Student use of recorded lectures” – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

I am always on the lookout for resources and research that supports (or not – never let it be say that I’m not open minded) the use of an appropriate …

Higher Education

TEDxBratislava - Gever TULLEY - Secrets of engagement-based learning

If online students aren’t engaged, blame their teacher

<i>Todd Tauber’s piece last week on the need for online learning to innovate and meet the changing needs of students drew many responses. Here’s one from an educator:</i><p>A very wise old online professor, Bill Pelz, once told me that the lecture is the most efficient way to pass important concepts and …

Teaching

To Get Students Invested, Involve Them in Decisions Big and Small

The hardest part about using design thinking in class is getting the question right and staying in the question. Educators regularly notice how …

Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School

Instead, help them channel their energy into productive tasks.<p>This year's end-of-year paper purge in my middle school office revealed a startling pattern in my teaching practices: I discipline boys far more often than I discipline girls. Flipping through the pink and yellow slips—my school's system …

Product strategy means saying no

If you’re building a product, you have to be great at saying no. Not “maybe” or “later”. The only word is no.<p>Building a great product isn’t about …

Are Undergraduates Actually Learning Anything?

<i>Drawing on survey responses, transcript data, and results from the Collegiate Learning Assessment (a standardized test taken by students in their</i> …

Higher Education

The vision: 5. Learning and development that is engaging

In the first post in this series, I expressed a vision for learning and development that is aligned, economical, scalable, flexible, engag...

Education giant Pearson debuts the first class of its virtual ed tech startup accelerator

Pearson (s PSO), the U.K.-based educational publishing powerhouse, is getting ready to take its first class of ed tech startups under its wing. On …