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    Archive for the ‘Ed. Research’ Category

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    A Critique of Rick Hess’ Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings

    Rick Hess just released the 2013 version of his Edu-scholar Public Presence Rankings. He claims that these rankings are “…designed to recognize those university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about K-12 and higher education. The rankings offer a useful, if imperfect, gauge of the public impact edu-scholars had in 2012.” I’m […]


    Modern scholarly communication in education: An Example

    I’ve written a bit about scholarly communication in education, and our need to modernize our modes and systems (see e.g. THIS and THIS and THIS and THIS…). This post offers an example of modern scholarly communication. At the heart of this “story” is Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology at the University […]


    A second request for help

    This is a follow-up plea. In my previous post, I asked you to consider helping my dissertation advisee, Mr. John Andrews, by completing a survey for his dissertation. The study is about educators’ use of social media and the First Amendment. We have received approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to […]


    “To What Effect?” Virtual meeting tonight!

    At Educon 2.4 a couple of months ago, I co-facilitated a session called #chats and #camps: Examining the Impact of Social Media-Fueled PD on Classroom Practice and Student Learning.  That conversation was driven, partly, by a blog post I had written called “To What Effect?” Tonight, I’ll be hosting a kickoff meeting for a potential […]


    “Academic blogging” qua peer review

    Unless you live under a rock (or if you don’t track education policy matters through social media – same thing), you know about the “big” study about teacher effects that was conducted by Chetty, Friedman and Rockoff, disseminated through NBER and reported in multiple outlets, most notably the New York Times. This is an important […]


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