The world is temporarily closed, so I’ve been working on some projects that were sitting on back burner. You are currently reading one such project: Redesigning my personal website.
Since working on kevinclose.weebly.com back in 2016 (click for a fun blast to the past), my scholarship style has changed. I no longer work through ideas isolated at home with my laptop rather I do much more writing while ideas are in progress. I also try to engage others in the process. Doing so seems to produce better work in the long run. In fact, most of my ideas start as something completely different than how they end (See for example this post on talkingaboutdesign.com).
So, while this new website is primarily a blog updating my work as an education scholar and writer, it may also serve as a place to:
- Explore musings
- Repost works that inspire, or
- Comment on news about education
My exact areas of interest can be hard to capture because, like waves, they constantly shift, dip, swell, and sometimes even crash together. However, in general, my focuses can be boiled down into three wide categories: education, design, and measurement. These categories, when mixed together often branch out into such diverse areas as computational thinking, constructive argument in the classroom, standardized testing pros/cons, educational data mining (or learning analytics), language in testing, and teacher evaluation.
So, please check back for the latest updates and musings on my work.