Study: Live Chat Boosts College Women’s Class Participation

Women much more enthusiastically embraced the live chat function during pandemic Zoom classes than men, according to a new UNLV study. Researchers hope the data could be a key to broadening underrepresented groups’ access to STEM disciplines as colleges incorporate technology into hybrid and even in-person courses.

AERA and Spencer Foundation Release Focus Group Findings on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Early Career Scholars and Doctoral Students

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Spencer Foundation have released a report, Voices from the Field: The Impact of COVID-19 on Early Career Scholars and Doctoral Students, that shares findings from focus groups conducted in spring 2020. The report, available on the AERA and Spencer websites, is part of an ongoing initiative by the two organizations to assess the pressing needs facing scholars and doctoral students during the pandemic and ways to address these needs.

AERA and OECD to Hold Policy Forum on Global Teaching InSights Video Study Results

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will hold an interactive policy forum on “Measuring Teaching at a Global Scale—Policy Perspectives on the Findings from the Global Teaching InSights Video Study” at 9:30-11:00 am EST, Tuesday, November 24.

Research Video News Brief: Projecting the Potential Impact of COVID-19 School Closures on Academic Achievement

A study published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association, provides preliminary projections of the impact of COVID-19-related school closures in spring 2020 on student learning. The study authors found that compared to a typical year, students likely did not gain as much academically during the truncated 2019–20 school year and likely lost more of those gains due to extended time out of school.

William F. Tate IV, National Expert on the Intersections Between Education, Society, and Public Health, to Examine the “Segregation Pandemic” at 2020 AERA Brown Lecture

The American Educational Research Association is holding the 17th Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research on October 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT. The event, which will be held virtually, is free and open to the public. ASL and closed captioning will be provided.

AERA to Hold Virtual Awards Celebration on October 3

The American Educational Research Association is holding a Virtual Awards Celebration on October 3, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, to honor recipients of the 2020 AERA Awards and to give attendees an inside look at exemplary accomplishments in education research across areas of study and career stages.

The celebration will feature live “backstage” conversations with award winners and videos highlighting their contributions. The event will also include a special presentation by 2019–2020 AERA President Vanessa Siddle Walker and a tribute to members of the education research community who died in the past year.

AERA Selects William F. Tate IV to Deliver 2020 Brown Lecture in Education Research

William F. Tate IV, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at the University of South Carolina, and a leading expert on the intersections between education, society, and public health, has been selected by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to present the 2020 Brown Lecture in Education Research. This public lecture will take place virtually on Thursday, October 22.

How Can Education Researchers Support Education and Public Health and Institutions During Covid-19?

As education researchers’ ongoing work is interrupted by school closures, what can they do to support education and public health institutions dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic? An article published today in Educational Researcher aims to answer that question, providing recommendations based on conversations with public health officials, state and local policymakers, educational leaders, directors of national education organizations, and researchers across disciplines.