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  1. Sep 2016
    1. Activities such as time spent on task and discussion board interactions are at the forefront of research.

      Really? These aren’t uncontroversial, to say the least. For instance, discussion board interactions often call for careful, mixed-method work with an eye to preventing instructor effect and confirmation bias. “Time on task” is almost a codeword for distinctions between models of learning. Research in cognitive science gives very nuanced value to “time spent on task” while the Malcolm Gladwells of the world usurp some research results. A major insight behind Competency-Based Education is that it can allow for some variance in terms of “time on task”. So it’s kind of surprising that this summary puts those two things to the fore.

  2. Dec 2015
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  4. Oct 2015
    1. this is not the same as a market in peril.

      Obligatory Mark Twain misquotation:

      ‘The report of my death was an exaggeration’.

      In this case, some people are rather quick to point out reports which allegedly demonstrate the longterm viability of dead-tree books.