Presentation on theme: "Nov. 17, 2005CSLP Themes1 Information and Communication Technology Integration Theme* Emerging Theme Expanding the scope of previous focus on Post-secondary."— Presentation transcript:
Nov. 17, 2005CSLP Themes1 Information and Communication Technology Integration Theme* Emerging Theme Expanding the scope of previous focus on Post-secondary education * http://doe.concordia.ca/cslp/Themes/RA-TH-ICT.php
Nov. 17, 2005CSLP Themes2 Background Computers are essential devices for nearly every researcher, a requirement for administration, and an omnipresent tool for students and instructors. It is clear that information and communication technologies have radically transformed the schools, the workplace, societal interaction and private lives.
Nov. 17, 2005CSLP Themes3 Research Questions When addressing issues of learning and performance, does technology merely support existing structures and ways of doing things, perhaps increasing efficiency, but possibly inhibiting effectiveness? Can technology affect a genuine transformation in how people learn and perform?
Nov. 17, 2005CSLP Themes4 Stakeholders All the stakeholders in the education system must ask, and obtain, valid, and reliable evidence addressing these questions. Schools (teachers, administrators, parents, students) Industry and Clients - all levels. Government (Politicians and Public Service) Not For Profit Organizations
Nov. 17, 2005CSLP Themes5 Research Activities Three, broadly defined methodologies to respond to these and related questions. 1.Assess state-of-the-art and state-of-the - practice technology integration by conducting research syntheses of the burgeoning empirical literature (in collaboration with the Systematic Review theme).
Nov. 17, 2005CSLP Themes6 Research Activities - cont’d 2. Conduct primary research to examine the role that computer technology actually plays in the learning process in a variety of formal and informal educational environments, using the full range of research designs from experimental to ethnographic.
Nov. 17, 2005CSLP Themes7 Research Activities - cont’d 3. Develop empirically validated models of successful practices in technology integration, to implement these models within professional development frameworks, and to research/evaluate the processes.
Nov. 17, 2005CSLP Themes8 Technology Uses Within the context of formal education, this research and development will explore five related ways that technology can be used for learning a) Designing curricula based on real-world problems into the classroom (physical and virtual);
Nov. 17, 2005CSLP Themes9 Technology Uses (cont’d) b) providing scaffolds and tools to enhance learning; c) giving students and teachers more opportunities for feedback, reflection, and revision;
Nov. 17, 2005CSLP Themes10 Technology Uses (cont’d) d) building local and global communities that include teachers, administrators, students, parents, practicing scientists, and other interested people; e) expanding opportunities for teacher learning (professional development)
Nov. 17, 2005CSLP Themes11 Partnerships Through partnerships, we hope to promote change through the evidence- based development and refinement of tools, techniques, and understanding that promote effective practice.