Educators are now obliged to continuously improve learning environments informed by systematic evidence. Digital technologies have brought many new mechanisms for producing, evaluating, and deploying such evidence. Yet in order for relevant research to accumulate and develop into tractable insight, researchers must develop shared units of analysis and empirical and theoretical frontiers while safeguarding student privacy and discretion.
Alex Kindel (Princeton) summarizes relevant discussion from the 2016 convening. A white paper by Tim McKay (Michigan) offers fuller explication.