Jared Stein

Recent Posts

A New LMS Playbook From Education Dive Asks, "Why Is Change Worth It?"

Feb 14, 2017
By Jared Stein

It was years ago, but it seems like just yesterday that my team and I were working on the rollout plan for our university's transition to the new LMS we'd chosen, Canvas. I still remember our mix of emotions: the excitement of a fresh start, the anticipation of cool, modern technology for teaching, and, yes, some very real anxiety about how it was all going to come together.

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Want Lower Drop Out Rates? Use Video: Part 2

Nov 4, 2016
By Jared Stein

In last week’s Canvas blog post, our research identified a connection between video use in large higher ed courses and course completion rates. (If you haven’t read that post yet, we suggest you pause and go read it here). This week, we’ll show you what we learned about social connectedness and student engagement as we explored that connection.

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Want Lower Dropout Rates? Use Video: Part 1

Oct 24, 2016
By Jared Stein

A new study on video in Canvas revealed something that seemed too good to be true: Canvas courses that included video had lower attrition rates than Canvas courses without video. Learning researchers like Richard E. Clark have strongly argued that video itself, like any medium, does not directly impact student outcomes such as grades, but in our study we discovered video having an unexpected outcome—retention!

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3 Tips for Creating Great Video in Canvas

Apr 26, 2016
By Jared Stein

My mom used to tell me, "Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should." Actually, she still tells me that. And it's good advice; as teachers and course designers, we should of course be aware of all technology and teaching options, but choose carefully those activities and interventions that get students the most bang for their buck.

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Now Open: Dataset on Canvas Network

Mar 1, 2016
By Jared Stein

Like we’ve always said: Good things come to those who’re open. So when Harvard and MIT released a dataset based on their MOOC offerings, we decided to give and get good things by releasing our own dataset for Canvas Network.

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Connecting Teachers and Students for Better Learning

Aug 5, 2015
By Jared Stein

Who was your favorite teacher? Almost everyone can recall at least one teacher who really made a difference. And usually that teacher was someone who really reached out, who made a connection with you, who changed up the lecture-and-listen format of class and helped you connect with other students, or to the subject matter in a meaningful, personal way.

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Jared Stein

Recent Posts

A New LMS Playbook From Education Dive Asks, "Why Is Change Worth It?"

Feb 14, 2017
By Jared Stein

It was years ago, but it seems like just yesterday that my team and I were working on the rollout plan for our university's transition to the new LMS we'd chosen, Canvas. I still remember our mix of emotions: the excitement of a fresh start, the anticipation of cool, modern technology for teaching, and, yes, some very real anxiety about how it was all going to come together.

read more

Want Lower Drop Out Rates? Use Video: Part 2

Nov 4, 2016
By Jared Stein

In last week’s Canvas blog post, our research identified a connection between video use in large higher ed courses and course completion rates. (If you haven’t read that post yet, we suggest you pause and go read it here). This week, we’ll show you what we learned about social connectedness and student engagement as we explored that connection.

read more

Want Lower Dropout Rates? Use Video: Part 1

Oct 24, 2016
By Jared Stein

A new study on video in Canvas revealed something that seemed too good to be true: Canvas courses that included video had lower attrition rates than Canvas courses without video. Learning researchers like Richard E. Clark have strongly argued that video itself, like any medium, does not directly impact student outcomes such as grades, but in our study we discovered video having an unexpected outcome—retention!

read more

3 Tips for Creating Great Video in Canvas

Apr 26, 2016
By Jared Stein

My mom used to tell me, "Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should." Actually, she still tells me that. And it's good advice; as teachers and course designers, we should of course be aware of all technology and teaching options, but choose carefully those activities and interventions that get students the most bang for their buck.

read more

Now Open: Dataset on Canvas Network

Mar 1, 2016
By Jared Stein

Like we’ve always said: Good things come to those who’re open. So when Harvard and MIT released a dataset based on their MOOC offerings, we decided to give and get good things by releasing our own dataset for Canvas Network.

read more

Connecting Teachers and Students for Better Learning

Aug 5, 2015
By Jared Stein

Who was your favorite teacher? Almost everyone can recall at least one teacher who really made a difference. And usually that teacher was someone who really reached out, who made a connection with you, who changed up the lecture-and-listen format of class and helped you connect with other students, or to the subject matter in a meaningful, personal way.

read more