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ERIC Number: EJ923542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
A Toolkit for Learning: Using Technology to Close the Gap
Abrami, Philip C.
Education Canada, v51 n2 Spr 2011
The Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP) is a Montreal-based research centre of excellence that focuses on the generation of new knowledge about education through research and the mobilization of knowledge, working in partnership with educational practitioners by collaborating around the tools, techniques, and strategies for effective teaching and learning. Despite the strong provincial and federal interest in e-learning, there is neither uniform nor substantial evidence for its effectiveness--especially without careful attention to the importance of pedagogical features in the design of educational software. There are no quick or effortless technological panaceas for learning, but educational technology can be a powerful tool when it is well designed, carefully validated, and properly implemented. Researchers at CSLP have developed an initial set of state-of-the art knowledge tools as part of the Learning Toolkit (LTK), which promote the development of essential educational competencies, including literacy, numeracy, inquiry, and self-regulation. They are available without charge to supplement and support classroom instruction. (Contains 12 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Montreal)