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Vera Michalchik

Vera Michalchik is Senior Associate Director for Learning Sciences at Technology at Stanford University’s Center for Teaching and Learning.

Titles by This Author

Today educational activities take place not only in school but also in after-school programs, community centers, museums, and online communities and forums. The success and expansion of these out-of-school initiatives depends on our ability to document and assess what works and what doesn’t in informal learning, but learning outcomes in these settings are often unpredictable. Goals are open-ended; participation is voluntary; and relationships, means, and ends are complex.