Historical Perspectives, continued
- U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Evaluation of evidence-based practices in online learning: a meta-analysis and review of online learning studies, Washington, D.C., 2010.
Continue working on article reviews. Don’t forget to read and comment on article reviews posted by other students in the course. Their reviews may give you leads on topics or authors that you’d like to explore further.
Consider these questions as you formulate a post for this week. (These questions are intended to stimulate your thinking as you reflect on the report and summarize what was most important/useful to you. It’s not necessary–or even desirable–to answer each question directly in your post.)
- How effectively was the meta-analysis conducted? Was it thorough? Objective? Was the study large enough to be significant? What can you learn from the methods employed here?
- In what ways were your instincts confirmed (i.e., “Well, of course that’s an important factor; I knew that!”)?
- What surprised you about the findings?
- What can you take away from this report as a list of best practices?
- Can you tie best practices gleaned here back to the underlying theories we discussed last week?