When Open Encounters Different Classrooms

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When Open Encounters Different Classrooms

  1. 1. When Open Encounters Different Classroom Justin Reich Fellow, Berkman Centerblogs.edweek.com/edweek/edtechresesearcher @bjfr
  2. 2. blogs.edweek.org/edweek/edtechresearcher
  3. 3. Learning OER Innovation
  4. 4. Closing Gaps Rising Tide Affluent students Affluent students LearningLearning Low-income Low-income students students EdTech Innovation EdTech Innovation
  5. 5. Classroom Wikis as Case StudyScale: In 2008, ~250,000 Depth: Every wiki edit byeducation-related PBworks every user on every pagewikis created recorded continuously toglobally, ~70% of which the second.were publicly viewable
  6. 6. Does wiki usage differ in schools serving different populations?
  7. 7. Low Income Mid to High Schools Income Schools (n=117) (n=133)Failed or Trial Wiki 50% 30%Teacher-Content Wiki 34% 35%Individual Student-Owned 15% 35%WikiCollaborative Student-Owned 2% 1%WikiMedian Lifetime 6 days 33 days
  8. 8. Low Income Mid to High Schools Income Schools (n=117) (n=133)Failed or Trial Wiki 50% 30%Teacher-Content Wiki 34% 35%Individual Student-Owned 15% 35%WikiCollaborative Student-Owned 2% 1%WikiMedian Lifetime 6 days 33 days
  9. 9. Low Income Mid to High Schools Income Schools (n=117) (n=133)Failed or Trial Wiki 50% 30%Teacher-Content Wiki 34% 35%Individual Student-Owned 15% 35%WikiCollaborative Student-Owned 2% 1%WikiMedian Lifetime 6 days 33 days
  10. 10. Low Income Mid to High Schools Income Schools (n=117) (n=133)Failed or Trial Wiki 50% 30%Teacher-Content Wiki 34% 35%Individual Student-Owned 15% 35%WikiCollaborative Student-Owned 2% 1%WikiMedian Lifetime 6 days 33 days
  11. 11. Reponses to inequity in wiki Rising Tideusage: Affluent students1) If there is more net learning, whoever is learning, that’s Learning good.2) We should prioritize serving Low-income middle and high income students learners to develop political support3) We should rethink our EdTech Innovation delivery mechanisms to ensure that innovation targets those who need the most support
  12. 12. Thank you! Justin Reich Fellow, Berkman Centerblogs.edweek.org/edweek/edtechresesearcher @bjfr Edtechteacher.org

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