AERA Unveils Knowledge Forum Ed-Talk Videos and Research Fact Sheets
AERA Unveils Knowledge Forum Ed-Talk Videos and Research Fact Sheets

August 2016

AERA has just released videos of 31 Ed-Talks along with corresponding research fact sheets that were major components of AERA Knowledge Forum events earlier this year.

Held as part of AERA’s Centennial year programming, the Knowledge Forum created an opportunity for leading education scholars and policy leaders from a range of sectors to engage in an open, in-depth discussion of cutting-edge research on education and learning using Ed-Talks as catalysts for a series of compelling conversations.

Thirty-one of the 32 Knowledge Forum scholars gave an Ed-Talk, roughly six minutes long, that conveyed key research findings crisply, quickly, and in ways meant to be compelling to policy leaders about the value and relevance of education research. Thirteen of the Ed-Talks were filmed at a forum held in February in Washington, D.C., and 18 were filmed during presidential symposia in April at the 2016 Annual Meeting, also in Washington, D.C.   

All 32 scholars developed fact sheets that provide context for the issues covered in the talks and buttress the ideas presented in the talks with the underlying findings and cumulative research of significance.

The Ed-Talks and fact sheets—along with scholar bios, a Knowledge Forum photo gallery, information about the formation and history of the Knowledge Forum, and a list of funding agencies that made possible the research covered in the talks—are available in the newly launched Knowledge Forum section of the AERA Centennial microsite.

“The Knowledge Forum was invented to make visible and accessible high-quality education research that is relevant, powerful, and useful for addressing challenging issues facing practitioners, policymakers, and the public,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “By broadly making public the Ed-Talk videos and fact sheets, we are not only sharing a critically important research base, but also helping to expand the public’s knowledge and inform the environment in which decisions are made about policy and practice.”

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