Buzzwords are a plague at my school.
Meanwhile, I am very dubious about education research that focuses on outcomes without a RICH DESCRIPTION of what is going on. You cannot just label something "fully online" or "blended" or "flipped" and measure its effectiveness as if you had accomplished anything with an overly simplistic and completely reductive label like that. So, I agree with the argument in this article that we need to change our CULTURE OF TEACHING, both in the classroom and online, but it's not the research that tells us that. We already know it. We just don't want to admit it.
And nobody wants to give us what we need to fix the problem: MORE TIME.
Time for self-evaluation.
Time for professional development.
Time for students and teachers to really communicate with each other about what is going on.
We're too busy doing what DOES NOT WORK in order to have the time we need to SEEK OUT AND DISCOVER our better options.
News flash: blindly chasing #edtech buzzwords does not improve student outcomes, wastes money. This article tells us something we've known for a long time -- investments in learning technology often don't translate to improved student learning because the tech is used to recreate traditional modes of teaching.
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