Designing Inclusive and Welcoming Online Learning Experiences at Scale

I recently gave a talk at the University of Michigan’s Academic Innovation at Michigan (AIM) Research symposium. I really enjoyed sharing our work with and learning from this group. We still have much work to do to establish effective research-practice partnerships with the goal of eliminating educational privilege. But much as it pains me to …

APA 2014 Presentation

Effects of Synchronicity and Belongingness on Face-to-Face and Computer-Mediated Constructive Controversy Full Paper   Abstract: Adapting face-to-face (FTF) pedagogies to online settings raises boundary questions about the contextual conditions in which the same instructional method stimulates different outcomes. We address this issue by examining FTF and computer-mediated communication (CMC) versions of constructive controversy, a cooperative learning …

Social-Psychological Interventions in Education: They’re Not Magic

“Social-psychological interventions complement—and do not replace—traditional educational reforms. They do not teach students academic content or skills, restructure schools, or improve teacher training. Instead, they allow students to take better advantage of learning opportunities that are present in schools and tap into existing recursive processes to generate long-lasting effects.” (Walton & Yeager, 2011, p. 293)