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ERIC Number: EJ785185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1059-0145
Lessons Learned: Findings from MIT Initiatives in Educational Technology (2000-2005)
Breslow, Lori
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v16 n4 p283-297 Aug 2007
Since 1999, MIT has undertaken an extensive effort in creating and implementing educational technology. Broadly speaking, there have been two kinds of efforts: developing web-based services for higher education and creating educational technology applications for use in the classroom. This article reviews a group of projects that produced educational technology applications for use in the classroom or for classroom-based activities and were assessed by educational researchers in the Teaching and Learning Laboratory (TLL). From those in depth studies, as well as less extensive involvement with a half dozen more initiatives, we draw three major findings on the role and impact of educational technologies as they were developed and used at MIT over 6 years: (1) the most successful educational technologies meet a specific instructional need that has been unmet or poorly met by traditional media; (2) too much technology or technology that does not work well can be detrimental; and (3) there are important relationships between the technologies and the learning environments in which they operate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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