Category Archives: Research

Empirical studies, good and bad.

New NBER Study on Online Education is Deeply Flawed

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) Caroline Hoxby from Stanford University just published a working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) claiming to analyze “The Returns to Online Postsecondary Education”. tl;dr This report is a hot mess that that … Continue reading

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Understanding Learning Science and Its Value to Educators

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1101) In a world where we are constantly barraged with product claims about “learning science,” most educators have very little sense of what that really means and how it is relevant to what they do. I … Continue reading

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Improved NAU Student Success in Subsequent Courses After Math Emporium

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) Last week I published three e-Literate TV episodes on Northern Arizona University and their suite of initiatives aimed at helping first-year (and often first-generation) students. In those videos, NAU staff made some interesting claims, in … Continue reading

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Pearson Releases a Significant Learning Design Aid

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1101) Last week, Pearson announced the release of some resources they have created around science-based learning design. (Full disclosure: Pearson is a client of our consulting company, although we have not consulted with them on the … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: What Do Faculty Really Think of Online Learning?

By O’Neal SpicerMore Posts (9) …As it turns out, it depends. Inside Higher Ed recently published its fifth annual  Survey of Faculty Attitudes Toward Technology, conducted in collaboration with researchers from Gallup. These reports cover a range of attitudinal questions … Continue reading

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