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Making the Case: The Role of Data in Supporting Educational Innovations Documents

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Making the Case: the Role of Data in Supporting Educational Innovations 

written by Steven J. Pollock and Noah D. Finkelstein

This presentation from the 2011 PhysTEC Conference discusses data collection in relation to educational reform. One of the keys to moving educational reforms out of local experimental stages and into general use is convincing academic colleagues, administrators, and funding sources of the value and impact of research-based transformations. The goal of this workshop was to share some of the data from UC Boulder and talk about the role it has played, and pitfalls to avoid. The roles data and assessment can play in effecting change, and what kinds of data collection, and presentation, might be most effective at various institutions was also discussed.

Last Modified June 2, 2011