I’ve obviously been posting lots of resources to help teachers during the school closure process, including:
It seemed to me that, even though this is a crazy situation, it wouldn’t hurt to explore what research has said about online instruction.
At this point, I don’t think that individual studies are helpful to any of us, but summaries could be.
There aren’t many now, but here is what I’ve found so far – I’ll add to the list as I find more (or as readers suggest more):
— REL Midwest (@RELMidwest) March 27, 2020
Thanks to an article in Ed Week (see National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance), I just learned about a new collection of research studies on what works in distance learning. The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance put it together. The site is simply called Studies of Distance Learning.
Best evidence on supporting students to learn remotely comes from The Education Endowment Foundation.
Stumped by How to Best Serve Students With At-Home Learning? Follow the Evidence is from Education Week.
Yes, Low-Income Students Lose the Most When Learning Goes All Online is from EdSurge.
Why Are Some Kids Thriving During Remote Learning? is from Edutopia.
Agree heartily, with a caveat:
“discipline” is, at least in part, the product of having a family and physical environment conducive to learning https://t.co/rxbI1wkZY5
— Prof Dynarski (@dynarski) May 6, 2020
Teaching Strategies of Award-Winning Online Instructors is from Edutopia.