A special issue of the journal Quality Assurance in Education breaks down seven approaches to improvement in education, beginning with the networked improvement model. Explore key features and principles of this method through a successful example of helping new teachers.
Category: Thinking about Networks
February 23, 2017 November 7, 2016
Networked Improvement Communities may hold the key to ending decades of educational inequity that have resisted most other efforts at reform.
May 18, 2016
Integrating Collaboration, Learning Systems, and Empowerment to Accelerate Improvement in Education — The Promise of NICs
At the Carnegie Summit, panelists from the Gates Foundation and National Science Foundation shared their thoughts about how NICs integrate the collaborative structures and disciplined approaches necessary to accelerate educators’ efforts to improve.
April 18, 2016
At the 2016 Carnegie Summit, Alex “Sandy” Pentland shared his research in the field of social physics that can help us understand the relationships between human behavior, collective experience, and the spread of ideas.
March 3, 2016
In this final post of the series on networked improvement community (NIC) initiation, Donald Peurach analyzes the relationships NICs have with the environments in which they operate.
February 25, 2016
The fifth post in our series on the initiation networked improvement community explores what lessons can be taken from other similar efforts outside of the education industry, primarily pop up businesses.
January 22, 2016
In this Stanford Social Innovation Review article, Lisbeth B. Schorr explores how the conversation around evidence is shifting. The use of evidence is being redefined as there is growing emphasis on not just figuring out if something works, but where and why.
August 18, 2015
Organizing in networks is not a new idea. But the joining together of improvement science and networks affords great promise for accelerating educators’ efforts to improve our nation’s schools. Learn more about networked improvement communities.
July 29, 2014
Carnegie’s work rests on the assumption that we need to increase the rate of learning to reach higher educational aspirations. A key component of that vision is building on others' learning.
May 2, 2014
Design-based implementation research (DBIR) bears a family resemblance to a portion of the work done by Networked Improvement Communities (NICs). But NICs are not a research approach, and their raison d'être is not theory building.
June 11, 2013
White paper, Improvement Research Carried Out Through Networked Communities: Accelerating Learning about Practices that Support More Productive Student Mindsets, explores improvement science as a way to address problems facing educators.
September 13, 2012
The essay “Building on Practical Knowledge" presents a third way to conduct research that incorporates practitioner knowledge using Networked Improvement Communities.
August 13, 2012
In Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science, Michael Nielsen explains how the internet has created the conditions for a completely open research field in which increased collaboration can help spur innovation.
December 7, 2011
Joshua Glazer visited Carnegie recently to talk about ideas outlined in an article, “Reconsidering Replication: New Perspectives on Large-Scale School Improvement,” that was published in the Journal of Educational Change. Glazer is with The Rothschild Foundation in Jerusalem and his co-author Donald Peurach is with the School of Education at…
August 24, 2010
In The NYT article, Scholars Test Web Alternative to Peer Review,” Patricia Cohen advocates using the Internet to expose scholarly thinking to the swift collective judgment of a much broader audience.
January 13, 2010
Clay Shirky evaluates the effect of the Internet on modern group dynamics.