Category Archives: Educational Pattern Languages

Pearson, Efficacy, and Research

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1016) A while back, I mentioned that MindWires, the consulting company that Phil and I run, had been hired by Pearson in response to a post I wrote a while back expressing concerns about the possibility … Continue reading

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Why Big Data (Mostly) Can’t Help Improve Teaching

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1016) Here’s a nifty video summary of a doctoral dissertation by Derek Muller that a client pointed out to me: The basic gist is that students have pre-conceived notions that are wrong, and it is very … Continue reading

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Where xMOOCs and Adaptive Analytics Both Fail (For Now)

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1016) No, this isn’t just an attempt to cram as many sexy keywords into one post title as possible. xMOOCs and adaptive analytics share an ambition: They both are at least partially motivated by a desire … Continue reading

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Open Secret: Pittsburgh’s Ed Tech Revolution

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1016) Generally when we talk about goals for educational technology, we talk about one of two things: improving access or improving effectiveness. Rarely do we get an opportunity to talk credibly about an innovation that can … Continue reading

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Going Meta on Khan

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1016) The wonderful Dan Meyers points to this delightful Mystery Science Theater 3000 homage by John Golden and David Coffey as they critique one of Sal Khan’s math videos. Here’s the video: Everybody enjoys a good … Continue reading

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