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December 15, 2021

reich_700x700_min_2.pngReich Delivers 2021 Simon Distinguished Lecture
The talk, “Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can't Transform Education,” examined the long history of technology’s role in education and offered insights on the future of learning. Reich argued that despite many attempts, education technology has never sweepingly transformed schools.

 


October 1, 2021

children examine a model of moleculesPut Children In The Driving Seat Of Their Own Learning For Better Results
In Forbes: A team led by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University discovered direct instruction is not necessarily the most effective way for children to learn.


September 30, 2021

004_family_workingtogether_childrensmuseum.jpgNew Research Shows Learning Is More Effective When Active
Nesra Yannier and Ken Koedinger demonstrate how and when different approaches of active learning can be effective in a new study.

 


August 30, 2021

alumni-mentors-2000x1000-min.jpgMETALS Students See Their Future in Alumni Mentors
Lauren Herckis is adding a team of alumni mentors to her Educational Goals Instruction and Assessment class this fall, a move that will help students receive individualized feedback and show them a glimpse of what's to come in their future.


March 16, 2021

new-way-to-learn-computer-science-2000x1000-min.jpgA New Way to Learn Computer Science
A CMU team was awarded a Catalyst Prize from Schmidt Futures for work on learning tool. 

 


March 4, 2021 

 open-source-900x600.jpgOLI Team Releases Learning Tool Library for Elixir Community
An updated library of tools developers can use to create highly scalable tools that interoperate with learning management systems is now available. 

 


January 27, 2021 

 dow-grant-provides-free-online-courses-900x600-min.jpgDow Funds Chemistry Resources for Remote Learning
New funding allows CMU to provide chemistry resources to a larger and more diverse group of high school students and teachers


January 12, 2021

 nugent-nsf.pngNugent Honored by National Academies

The CMU statistics and data science professor joins national conversation about the future of higher education.