Anthony E. Kelly, Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, and George Mason University
This post builds on analyses of two use cases by Barbara Means of SRI. One case describes the testing of a multimedia intervention in a college-level course. The other case describes course redesign using longitudinal data analysis.
Drawing on these two cases, I propose some new approaches to design-based research, including increased collaboration through shared design and data repositories. I seek feedback on these nascent analyses, and welcome similar cross-case analyses using these and other use cases. READ MORE
Challenge: Timely Feedback for Every Level of the Education System
Stakeholders: Developers, Corporate Decision Makers, Teachers, Students
Tech Affordances: Immediate feedback from end users at scale; Longitudinal measures
Methods: Controlled trials of new approaches
Author: Barbara Means based on a presentation by Bror Saxberg for the February 12 convening of the Next Generation Learning Challenges Wave 1 Grantees, Austin, TX.
The Challenge: Kaplan Inc. has grown from a small test preparation business to a major provider of online learning. Bror Saxberg, Kaplan’s Chief Learning Officer, points out that most commercial providers of services for K-12 and higher education face a “double-buyer situation” since they need to satisfy two kinds of stakeholders. READ MORE