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ENA for Readers of Mandarin

Last year, we had the privilege of hosting Xu Fenghua as a visiting scholar. Xu came to us from South Central University for Nationalities in Wuhan, China, where she studies vocational and technical education. She has kindly prepared an overview of epistemic network analysis (ENA) in Mandarin.
In: Field Notes

Virtual Internships Featured in a Report of the National Academies

A recent report published by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, “Integrating Discovery-Based Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum,” reports on a convocation held to discuss the present state and future of course-based undergraduate research experiences. The goals of the convocation were to (1) try to identify and...
In: Field Notes

The Future of Internships is Virtual

From the Wisconsin Center for Education Research Newsletter. The internship, a long-held tradition of the business world, is overdue for innovation, says David Williamson Shaffer, a learning sciences professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who is an alum of the Peace Corps and MIT’s famed Media Lab. Backed by...
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What it Means to Get a Ph.D.

      In the past two years, Matt Might’s “The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D.” has received a lot of attention, but he’s got it wrong. Here’s why I got a Ph.D., and why I think you should too.                
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Picking up Steam: Why the STEAM Games Movement is the Next Big Thing

Our own Golnaz Arastoopour discusses the STEAM movement and the future of educational games in the International Game Developers Association newsletter, IGDA Perspectives: Digital games and simulations have the potential to completely change the way we think about educating our youth and preparing them to be responsible citizens. The...
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