Interesting study about what needs to come first for learning: the object or the description

For people who have been teaching for a while the results of this new study probably won’t come as a surprise. I even can imagine that people well familiar with things such as dual coding will have guessed the answer to the question in the title: first the object before the label! From the press… Read More Interesting study about what needs to come first for learning: the object or the description

MIT-study looked at the long term effects of flipped classroom: any benefit quickly faded and it made the achievement gap worse.

I posted about a recent meta-analysis on flipped classroom a few months ago. This doesn’t mean that there aren’t new studies being published. The good thing of this RCT is that they also looked at the long term effects. And while the short term effects seemed positive, the story rapidly changes: The results of our… Read More MIT-study looked at the long term effects of flipped classroom: any benefit quickly faded and it made the achievement gap worse.

Again: don’t just put technology in schools and hope for the best (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new¬†Best Evidence in Brief and while the insights in this study aren’t new at all, it’s worth repeating again and again and again and again and… A report¬†published by the Nuffield Foundation in the UK finds that computer use in schools does not on its own boost students’ digital literacy or prepare… Read More Again: don’t just put technology in schools and hope for the best (Best Evidence in Brief)