There is a new Best Evidence in Brief with some interesting studies. I want to pick this one as it is a theme that often pops up, but seldom with new data. The Ministry of Education in France instituted a policy in 2002 that reduced class size to no more than 12 students in areas determined… Read More A new study on class size in Best Evidence in Brief, and it’s an interesting one!
There is a new Best Evidence in Brief but I have to admit that this week the studies are a bit less ‘best’ imho. This study still seemed relevant to me: Previous studies have revealed gender differences in attitudes towards information technology (IT) literacy, with boys generally considering their IT literacy to be higher than… Read More Is there a gender gap in IT? (Best Evidence in Brief
There are often huge differences between experts and novices. This is also the case for teachers. Best Evidence in Brief discusses a new study on one of those possible differences. Teachers’ gaze patterns could reveal the different priorities expert teachers and novice teachers might have in their classrooms, according to a recent study published in Learning… Read More Do expert teachers look at their class differently? (Best Evidence in Brief)
Jeroen Janssen shared this new meta-analysis on flipped classroom that he wrote together with his colleagues in which they quantitatively synthesized the results of 114 studies about the effects of FTC on learning outcomes and student satisfaction with 95% of the studies used video for flipped classroom. What are the main insights: Meta-analysis shows a… Read More New meta-analysis on flipped classroom
There is a new Best Evidence in Brief with some interesting studies. I want to pick this one as it actually hurts a bit: The Education Endowment Foundation in the UK has published an evaluation of Research Leads Improving Students’ Education (RISE). The program, which was developed and delivered by Huntington School in York, aimed to improve… Read More Evidence-informed school improvement (Best Evidence in Brief)
Paul Kirschner and I were asked to submit a lemma to the Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies This encyclopedia aims to offer researchers an indication of the breadth and importance of information systems in education, including the way IT is being used, and could be used to enable learning and teaching. The encyclopedia covers… Read More New publication: Computer-Assisted Learning
But wait… maybe it’s because Finland sent in a dream team as it’s a comparison between 67 students from an international school in Finland versus 348 students in participant groups of between 170 and 176 across three districts in California. The districts had diverse populations with a free and reduced student lunch rate of 36%,… Read More In the world student championship recognizing fake news it’s Finland 1 US 0, but wait?