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Measuring the impact of educational technology final






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    • educational technology Measuring the impact of Dianne Marshall - Program Director, DER-NSW NSW Department of Education & Training
    • What have we done? • $442 million Australian Government funded initiative • 260,000 laptops to Year 9 to Year 12 students (15 to 18 year olds). Commencing with each group of Year 9 students. • 25,000 NSW government funded teacher laptops. • Low Total Cost of Ownership wireless networks, take home rights • 571 full time equivalent Technology Support Officers • $28 million for professional learning & curriculum support • Evaluation commenced at beginning of program. Data used to 2 guide development, measure and report on success
    • “Technology does not directly change teaching or learning. Rather, the critical element is how technology is incorporated into instruction” 3 (Bracewell and Faferriere (1996)
    • What change do we want to measure? Skills, knowledge, and attitudes of students and teachers Characteristics of student-centred and collaborative learning 4
    • Standards 5
    • They are measured by... Classroom observation Movement up the LoTi Scale Progression from eReader  Development into Prosumer 6
    • LoTI Scale Level Category 0 Non-use 1 Awareness 2 Exploration 3 Infusion 4A Integration (mechanical) 4B Integration (routine) 5 Expansion 6 Refinement 7
    • They are not measured by... Hits on Websites Broadband Usage Statistics Time spent on Laptop Standardised Testing Numbers of Laptops in Class 8
    • DER-NSW Longitudinal Evaluation Three primary research questions What are the How does the What is the consequences DER-NSW influence of the of the DER-NSW program DER-NSW program on influence program on students’ teacher students? educational pedagogy? outcomes? 9 Conducted in association with the University of Wollongong.
    • For more information http://bit.ly/dernsw-resources 10