- John Burk on the physics of Angry Birds. [Charlotte Observer]
- Frank Noschese on Khan Academy. [MSNBC]
- Me on applied math problems using multimedia. [NBC]
The anonymous “Jay” links to the totally vacuous paper “Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching” [Kirschner et al. (2006)] and then states “Check and Mate.” [..] Anyone who thinks s(he) can even Check, let alone Mate, with that paper must be woefully ignorant of the literature — see e.g., Hmelo-Silver et al. (2007), Kuhn (2007), Schmidt et al. (2007), and Tobias & Duffy (2009).
Holy Cow! Richard Hake just commented. There is physics education research royalty lurking around here.