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Why am I Always Being Researched?


Within SEERNet, we believe that practitioners need to play a central role in the research process, echoing the National Academies call that “research needs to begin in the field.” Since…

Two SEERNet DLPs Shared Insights at CODE@MIT


Representatives from the teams at UpGrade and eTrials  presented at the 2022 Conference on Digital Experimentation at MIT (CoDE@MIT).  One key insight from the UpGrade team was that there is…

SEERNet Keynotes Featured at the EmpoweringLearners.AI Conference


Key Points In three related keynote addresses at the EmpoweringLearners.AI conference, speakers argued that engineering successful learning technologies at scale requires integrating many kinds of student and contextual variables. AI…

Multipurpose Design for Education Research


One of our team members attended a small elementary school with, as she describes it, three classroom wings, a library, a main office, and a multipurpose room. The library (you…

The SEERNet Team’s Observations on the 2023 84.305N RFA


When the RFA to bring researchers into SEERNet was published on October 20th, the SEERNet team noticed that in many respects, this RFA follows precedent in other IES RFAs. For…

SEERNet: Exploring the Intersection of Data Science and Improvement Science


Bringing together data science with improvement science provides a powerful opportunity for creating positive change in education. Both fields have grown rapidly in the past decade, but in education, the…

Emphasizing Equity: SEERNet’s Reflections on IES’s New SEER Standard for Equity


A focus on equity ensures that research is not conducted “simply for the sake of science.” That’s why SEERNet welcomes IES’s addition of an equity statement to the SEER principles.…

Conducting Research on the Digital Learning Platforms


Introduction SEERNet includes 5 digital learning platforms (DLPs) that connect researchers to millions of teachers and learners across US K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions. Each DLP has their own unique…

From Design to Implementation


The  digital learning platform (DLP) partners in SEERNet are working to provide platforms that any researcher can use to do experiments. In this post, the Carnegie Learning/UpGrade team reflects on…