Education Dept. Funds Research Center to Address Inequities in College Online Learning - Kate Polit, Meritalk

 The Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences is dedicating $10 million in Federal funding for the creation of a research center that aims to address inequities in higher education online learning. The funding was awarded to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Columbia University’s Teachers College and SRI Education, a research institute. CCRC and SRI will work with Achieving the Dream – a nonprofit focused on championing evidence-based institutional improvement – and a network of more than 300 colleges. The center will conduct research on how educational technology and instructional strategies can bolster students’ skills for managing their own learning.

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