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Diamond, James; Gonzalez, Pilar Carmina – Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc, 2014
This study contributes knowledge about how a digital badge system integrated into an online, subject-matter-specific, and competency-based professional development (PD) program affected teachers' experiences with and perceptions of the program activities. The report presents findings from a one-year exploratory study of an online PD program, and…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Information Storage, Online Courses, Faculty Development
Light, Daniel; Pierson, Elizabeth – Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc, 2012
One-to-one computing programs and laptop programs have been a popular approach to education reform in developing countries over the last decade. A motivation behind so many one-to-one laptop programs is the desire to overcome with one powerful resource the historical lack of educational tools and resources available in developing countries.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Laptop Computers
Light, Daniel; Pierson, Elizabeth – Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc, 2012
In the Russian Federation and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, a focus of national education policy is to modernize the education system by integrating new technologies that have emerged within education in Western Europe and North America. The current promotion of one-to-one learning in Russian schools is one of the…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Laptop Computers, Educational Technology, Internet
Moeller, Babette – Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc, 2010
The goal of the User-Centered Digital Library Project, conducted by the National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at WGBH, was to adapt the Teachers' Domain online digital library to enable teachers and students with disabilities to more readily use the resources in science classrooms. NCAM added accessibility features such as captions and audio…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Use Studies, Accessibility (for Disabled), Computer Interfaces
Light, Daniel; Polin, Deborah Keisch – Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc, 2010
This report presents findings from a two-year investigation of the ways in which Web 2.0 tools and social networking technologies are being used to support teaching and learning in classrooms across the United States. With funding from Intel[R], the Education Development Center's Center for Children and Technology (EDC/CCT) interviewed or visited…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Master Teachers, Web 2.0 Technologies, Computer Uses in Education
Ba, Harouna; Meade, Terri; Pierson, Elizabeth; Ferguson, Camille; Roy, Amanda; Williams, Hakim – Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc, 2009
There are 21 schools in the Harrison County School District (HCSD), located in southern Mississippi, in the Gulfport/Biloxi metropolitan area. Of those, only Harrison Central 9th Grade (HC9) and Harrison County High School (HCHS) participated in the Cisco 21S Initiative--therefore, this summary will focus on only administrators, teachers,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Public Schools
Ba, Harouna; Meade, Terri; Pierson, Elizabeth; Ferguson, Camille; Roy, Amanda; Williams, Hakim – Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc, 2009
Located in southern Mississippi, the Forrest County School District (FCSD) consists of six schools: three K-6 elementary schools, two K-8 elementary-middle schools, and one high school (grades 9-12), all of which have been involved in the Cisco Initiative since its inception. The district employed 16 administrators, 7 technology staff members, and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Public Schools
Ba, Harouna; Meade, Terri; Pierson, Elizabeth; Ferguson, Camille; Roy, Amanda; Williams, Hakim – Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc, 2009
Forrest County Agricultural High School (FCAHS) is located in Brooklyn, a small rural town in southern Mississippi and part of the Hattiesburg Metropolitan Statistical Area. Unlike the other schools that participated in the Cisco 21S initiative, FCAHS is not part of a larger school district. Therefore, the unit of analysis throughout this summary…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, High Schools, Rural Schools
Ba, Harouna; Meade, Terri; Pierson, Elizabeth; Ferguson, Camille; Roy, Amanda; Williams, Hakim – Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc, 2009
The Hattiesburg Public School District (HPSD) is a small urban school system located in southern Mississippi. Of the almost 4,500 students enrolled in its nine schools, 92 percent are African American and 90 percent receive free or reduced lunch. Currently, HPSD employs 34 administrators, 375 teachers, and 11 technology specialists. When the 21st…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Public Schools
Martin, Wendy; Strother, Scott; Weatherholt, Tara; Dechaume, Merav – Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc, 2008
The eMINTS professional development programs are designed to help teachers learn how to integrate technology into their teaching, using instructional strategies that promote inquiry-based learning and encourage collaboration and community building among students and teachers. The eMINTS programs considered in this evaluation include: (1) eMINTS…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Fidelity, Program Effectiveness, Inservice Teacher Education