I'm a learning scientist with the MIT Teaching Systems Lab interested in learning at scale, practice-based teacher education, and the future of learning in a networked world. I'm the author of Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can't Transform Education, forthcoming from Harvard University Press, and I'm the host of the TeachLab Podcast.
This site is an ongoing experiment in creating a multimedia, academic C.V. to document my research, advocacy, and work with students and educators. It also archives as much of my writing as possible, including my original EdTechResearcher blog, which ran for several years at Education Week.
Many of my original EdTechResearcher blogs, which ran for several years at Education Week. You can find a list of publications also on my Google Scholar page.
December 28, 2016
In improving schools for students, it is more important to get one system right than it is to pick the one right system.
November 21, 2016
When teachers are interviewed about who has the most influence over their teaching practice, the number one answer is: "other teachers."
November 17, 2016
Using a Connected Courses infrastructure, Kim Jaxon makes epic learning experiences for 100 freshman comp students in one class.
December 4, 2015
We don't yet know how to design and distribute online learning experiences that target the students who need us most.
August 6, 2015
Insights from interviews with MOOC students offer new ideas for how activities within MOOC platforms can support learning outside those spaces.