by Michael Bett
"Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh is preparing a new generation of educators who will challenge the future of learning and re-examine the goals of education and assessment. Nine years of research have been translated into a one-year Professional Masters in Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science (‘METALS’ – see http://metals.cs.cmu.edu). By teaching our students how to provide personalized education for all, we will transfer the best learning science research into practice in the classroom.
"Our key strategy for identifying research problems has been to focus on what we call robust learning: human learning of content and skills judged important to society, that transfers to novel circumstances, is retained over long durations, accelerates future learning, and/or produces a desire for future learning. We believe that despite a stated need and notable efforts not enough learning research has achieved a sustained focus on robust learning."