The National Forum on Education Statistics has invited EDC Research Scientist Dr. Peggy Clements and Clements’ colleague Dr. Pam Jacobs (AIR) to lead a roundtable discussion focused on their work with the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest’s Virtual Education Research Alliance. The roundtable will take place at the Forum’s membership meeting on July 15 in Washington, DC, immediately preceding the July 18–19 National Center for Education Statistics’ NCES STATS-DC 2013 Data Conference. The Forum also asked Clements and Jacobs to take part in a discussion of virtual courses, open enrollments, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and badges during a meeting of the Forum’s National Education Statistics Agenda Committee (NESAC) on July 16.
Overseen by the National Center for Education Statistics, the National Forum on Education Statistics’ members work together to “address problems, develop resources, identify best practices, and consider new approaches to improving data collection and utility.” The Forum’s membership includes representatives from state and local education agencies, the federal government, and other organizations with an interest in education data. Clements said, “Over the past year, the members of the Virtual Education Research Alliance have worked hard to develop a strong and productive research alliance. We are investigating important topics related to online learning and are excited to have the opportunity to share our work with this distinguished group.”
- Read the report, Access to Algebra I: The Effects of Online Mathematics for Grade 8 Students, that presents findings from a large-scale RCT Clements co-led for the Regional Educational Laboratory-Northeast & Islands.
- Find out more about our Research and Evaluation and Technology and Learning work.
Last Updated: June 2013