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.
ED RESEARCH FOR RECOVERY comes from Brown University, and will periodically publish research briefs.
Efficacy of Virtual Instruction in K-12 Education is a new research review from Georgia State University.
SUPPORTS FOR STUDENTS IN IMMIGRANT FAMILIES is from Ed Research For Recovery.
Teachers, Live Screen Time Is Precious. Use It Well is from Ed Week.
Promising Practices Brief: Improving Student Engagement and Attendance During COVID-19 School Closures is from The American Institute For Research. I’m adding it to the same list.
Improving the Quality of Distance and Blended Learning is from Stanford. It goes on the same list.
What Grading and Assessment Practices Could Schools Use in the Year Ahead? is from PACE. It, too, goes on that list.
IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF DISTANCEAND BLENDED LEARNING is from Ed Research for Recovery.
5 Research-Backed Tips to Improve Your Online Teaching Presence is from Edutopia.