This analysis illuminates what new understanding about assessment design is generated in the PADI process, thus illustrating the relative value of the PADI process to individual designers and to the field as a whole.
Education & learning publications
What Works, What We Think Works, and How It Can Work for You
This session will first provide an overview of our understanding of the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) standards of evidence for determining the rigor and quality of research studies, and we will show examples of designs that we believe meet and do not meet the WWC evidence standards.
Analyzing Online Teacher Networks: Cyber Networks Require Cyber Research Tools
The authors argue that conceptual and methodological limitations in existing research approaches severely hamper theory building and empirical exploration of teacher learning and collaboration through cyber-enabled networks.
Extending The Methodology Of Teacher Work Sampling
An Argument-Based Approach To Evaluating The Validity Of Inference Chains In Teacher Education
The National Behavior Research and Coordination Center: Overview and Final Findings
The authors describe how the Department of Education’s structuring of the initiative helped avoid many of the shortcomings of earlier federal cross-site demonstration programs and highlight the contributions of a research coordination center .
Back To The Future: A Non-Automated Method Of Constructing Transfer Models
In this paper, instead of applying automated and computationally intensive approaches, we simply start with existing hand-constructed transfer models at various levels of granularity and use them as a lens to examine student learning.
Bridging School and Home: Students’ Engagement with Technology-Rich Activities
This poster describes ongoing work that examines students use of a computer-based learning environment designed to bridge school and out-of-school learning contexts by incorporating affordances of both formal and informal learning settings.