Research Products & Publications

Research and Policy Briefs

The Potential of Telepresence Technology for Improving Access to Advanced, High School Courses

Critical Issues in Online Credit Recovery Programs

What Organizations Need to Know About Investing in Ed-Tech for Development

What State and Local Agencies Need to Know about Classroom Technology

Research Brief: Reliable and Equitable Access

Research Brief: Instructor Capacity

Schools are Racing to Adopt Digital Tools without Solid Evidence that They Boost Student Achievement

Academic Publications

Heinrich, Carolyn J. and Huiping Cheng. (2022). Does Online Credit Recovery in High School Support or Stymie Later Labor Market Success? Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 41: 984-1011.

Heinrich, Carolyn J. and Jennifer Darling-Aduana. 2021. “Does Online Course-taking Increase High School Completion and Open Pathways to Postsecondary Education Opportunities?” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 43(3):367-390.

Darling-Aduana, Jennifer. (2021). Authenticity, engagement, and performance in online high school courses: Insights from micro-interactional data. Computers & Education, 167, 10475.

Heinrich, Carolyn J., Jennifer Darling-Aduana and Annalee G. Good. 2020. Equity and Quality in Digital Learning: Realizing the Promise in K-12 Education. Boston, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Darling-Aduana, Jennifer and Carolyn J. Heinrich. 2020. “The Potential of Telepresence for Increasing Advanced Course Access in High Schools.” Educational Researcher, 49(6): 415–425.

Heinrich, Carolyn J., Jennifer Darling-Aduana and Caroline Martin. 2020. “Cross-Cultural Requisites for Reducing Educational and Digital Divides through Technology Integration.” British Journal of Educational Technology, 51(2): 498–514.

Heinrich, Carolyn J., Jennifer Darling-Aduana, Annalee Good and Huiping Cheng. 2019. “A Look Inside Online Educational Settings in High School: Promise and Pitfalls for Improving Educational Opportunities and Outcomes.” American Educational Research Journal, 56 (6): 2147–2188.

Darling-Aduana, Jennifer. 2019. “Behavioral Engagement Shifts Among At-Risk High School Students Enrolled in Online Courses.” AERA Open, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1–19.

Darling-Aduana, Jennifer, Annalee Good and Carolyn J. Heinrich. 2019. “Mapping the Inequity Implications of Help-Seeking in High School Online Credit-Recovery Classrooms.” Teachers College Record, 121(11).

Darling-Aduana, Jennifer and Carolyn J. Heinrich. 2018. “The role of teacher capacity and instructional practice in the integration of educational technology for emergent bilingual students.” Computers & Education, 126: 417–432.

Burch, Patricia, Annalee Good and Carolyn J. Heinrich. 2016. “Improving Access to, Quality and the Effectiveness of Digital Tutoring in K-12 Education.” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 38 (1): 65-87.

Reports, Presentations and Other Research Products

Patterns in and Estimated Effects of StudentNest Online Tutoring in Milwaukee Public Schools (2016-2017)

Preliminary Findings on Edgenuity Use in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 School Years

Is Educational Technology Opening New Learning Opportunities for Young Kenyans and Improving their Academic Outcomes? An Evaluation of the Lwala Community Alliance E-reader Program in Kenya

May 16 2016-17 Presentation on DISD Kindle pilot findings 5.16.17

AERA April 2016 Presentation on Pilot Study Findings

DISD May 25, 2016 e-Reader Early Findings

MPS Digital Tools Research Briefing, August 2016

Comparison of Laptop and Tablet Ratings 2015-2016

Vignettes from highly rated e-Reader sessions, June 2016

Other Media Dissemination

BuzzFeed News, This Virtual Classroom Company Made Millions During The Pandemic While Students Languished, October 11, 2021.

learningforward, How to equitably support parents as co-teachers in digital learning, October 23, 2020

The Tennessean, Remote learning: Educators worry some still don’t have access, August 21, 2020

Harvard Education Publishing Group Voices in Education Blog: Engaging Students in Digital Learning, July 24, 2020

W.T. Grant Foundation: Fostering Equitable and Effective Use of Digital Tools in K-12 Classrooms, June 29, 2020

The Conversation, Telepresence Can Help Bring Advanced Courses to schools that Don’t Offer Them, June 16, 2020

EducationNext, A Digital Path to a Diploma, September 25, 2019

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Is a low-grade high school diploma better than no diploma at all?

CPRE Knowledge Hub Research Minutes, The Promise and Pitfalls of Online Instruction in High School

Education Week, “Online Credit Recovery Fuels Higher Grad Rates, But Learning Suffers, Report Finds”, May 28, 2019

Chalkbeat, “This school district outsourced many of its high school courses to an online program. But it’s not clear students are learning.” May 20, 2019

Brookings Institution, Brown Center Chalkboard, “A look inside online learning settings in high schools”, May 14, 2019

Scholars Strategy Network No Jargon podcast episode #44, August 2, 2016, Tutoring through Tech