Lisa Fisher | January 4, 2013
For the New Year, here’s a little food for thought regarding STEM education transformation and the use of ICT. We all understand that the products and services of the future will depend on engineers, scientists, and technology experts to create them. But how does ICT fit into this increasingly significant role of STEM education?Read more...
Lisa Fisher | May 7, 2012
An educational trend that is gaining momentum among school districts across the United States is BYOT: Bring Your Own Technology. This type of program allows students to bring their own mobile devices to school- everything from iPads to iPhones. Instead of confiscating prohibited electronics, like the Nintendo 3DS, teachers are embracing the potential that these devices hold for students’ learning.Read more...
Thor Prichard | September 11, 2009
After reading a dozen or so "research summaries" of the effectiveness of various popular technologies marketed to schools, the familar experimental design pattern emerges (feel free to recite it along with me): two groups are formed, one with the technology and the other without to serve as the control, etc... Unfortunately, that's about as close as these "research summaries" get to being classified as research. Too many times it seems, they lack rigor in their design, control for bias, analysis and jump to conclusion of a causal relationship in their results. Read more...