Texas, Austin

Texas, Austin

James Pennebaker  [ EDU 2.0 ] Because more people than ever are signing up for degree programs, Pennebaker has been able to fund experimental testing regimes and pay Teaching Assistants to craft really good questions. People who don’t have to come up with good questions don’t realize how difficult it is to write a good test question. FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: TVZ Design

Mastery Learning

Mastery Learning

Sal Kahn [ EDU 2.0 ] I’m here today to talk about the two ideas that, at least based on my observations at Khan Academy, are kind of the core, or the key leverage points for learning. It’s the idea of mastery and the idea of mindset. I saw this in the early days working with my cousins. A lot of them were

Shark Tank

Shark Tank

Eddy Zhong [  EDU 2.0 ] I want to share with you a big secret today. And it’s not one that a lot of you are going to want to hear. But at the same, time it’s so important that I have to tell you. That secret is this: what if I told you that every singe day kids go to school they

Kamenetz on VICE

Kamenetz on VICE

Anya Kamenetz [ EDU 2.0 ] Reihan Salam interviews Anya Kamenetz Salam is the executive editor of “National Review” and a columnist for Slate, as well as a contributing editor at National Affairs, an interviewer for VICE, and a fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. He graduated from Harvard in 2001 with a degree in Social Studies. Originally from Baltimore,

Peer Networks

Peer Networks

Anant Agarwal [ EDU 2.0 ] I’d like to re-imagine education. The last year has seen the invention of a new four-letter word. It starts with an M. MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses. Many organizations are offering these online courses to students all over the world, in the millions, for free. Anybody who has an Internet connection and the will to learn can