This is a great example of the kind of collaboration I expect to see more of from the Empirical Educator Project and CMU’s OpenSimon contribution.
The "Big Picture" category covers larger trends and topics that influence both the problems that technology can help address in education as well as the barriers to implementing high-quality technology-supported education. This includes research-based topics such as learning science and program effectiveness studies, philosophical discussions such as outcomes definitions, and macro-forces such as government policy, markets, and business models.
There has been a lot of talk about Christensen’s prediction on half of schools closing in a decade without much real data . . . until now.
A $100 million initiative in a 500-word press release.
And now for something completely different.
Online Course Design Rubrics, Part 3: Now what?
Online Course Design Rubrics, Part 2: So what?
Online Course Design Rubrics, Part 1: What are they?