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Lori Breslow & Jennifer DeBoer: National Differences in an International Classroom

April 18, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Breslow & DeBoer

(For audio file and slides of DeBoer’s presentation, please see links below.)

The virtual classrooms of open online courses include students from a vast array of backgrounds. These students are individually unique, but they are also nested within unique social, economic, political, and educational contexts in different countries.  In this presentation, we highlight interesting systematic differences in performance and behaviors for students and countries with different characteristics such as language, internet availability, and income.

Dr. Lori Breslow is the director of the Teaching and Learning Lab at MIT, as well as senior lecturer at Sloan. Dr Jennifer DeBoer is post-doctoral associate for education research at TLL.

Audio file of DeBoer’s presentation

Slides from DeBoer’s presentation


April 18, 2014 2:00 pm
April 18, 2014 3:00 pm