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Gates Foundation study: We’ve figured out what makes a good teacher

A three-year, $45 million study of 3,000 teachers turns up answers to a central question.
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On the face of it, the findings seem compelling. I especially warmed to the idea that students themselves recognise a good teacher when they find themselves being taught by one. The key to the technique appears to be a mult-pronged approach to understanding the value of the teaching under scrutiny.

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Grades 2.0: How Learning Analytics Are Changing The Teacher’s Role

Grades 2.0: How Learning Analytics Are Changing The Teacher’s Role | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

According to Educause (PDF), learning analytics is “the use of data and models to predict student progress and performance, and the ability to act on that information”. It differs from other pedagogical theories because it focuses on the learner’s interaction with his or her learning environment.


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What Games Are: The Fun Boson Does Not Exist | TechCrunch

What Games Are: The Fun Boson Does Not Exist | TechCrunch | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Perhaps the biggest roadblock facing the development of generation-two social games is the addiction to metrics.
Clive Hilton's insight:

An intelligently considered article - here focussed on the gaming industry - but in my view equally applicable to the evaluation of teaching. In a world in which education administrators are looking more and more to metrics to guide strategic decisions this is accompanied by a fear of trusting teachers to do what they are good at.

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