Topic: Purpose & Relevance

Exercises to reduce identity threat improve MOOC completion rates in less-developed countries

Jess Hennessey

A recent study led by Geoff Cohen found that brief online exercises delivered to students taking MOOCs improved persistence among individuals from less-developed countries and eliminated global gaps in course completion rates.

Sharing mindset research with the media: Recapping the EWA panel discussion with Camille Farrington and David Yeager

Lisa Quay

Scientists shared the latest research on learning mindsets and the contribution of mindsets to student outcomes with journalists at Education Writers Association’s November 2015 Motivation and Engagement conference (first post in a series).

What are mindsets?

Natalie Orenstein

Mindsets are beliefs about learning and school that shape how students interpret their day-to-day experiences in school, particularly experiences of adversity.