ICT in Education and Research Methods

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ICT in Education and Research Methods

  1. 1. Research Areas in ICTs in Education Sanjaya Mishra
  2. 2. Major Research Questions in ETRD <ul><li>How can we theoretically understand educational technology? </li></ul><ul><li>How can theory be applied to educational technology? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the effects of a given technology on practice? </li></ul><ul><li>What factors affect the implementation of a technology? </li></ul><ul><li>How can the development process be improved? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Research in ICTs <ul><li>Opinion and Attitude Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Effectiveness and Impact Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive and Policy Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative Trends Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluative Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-disciplinary approaches </li></ul>
  4. 4. Research Areas in ICTs <ul><li>Policies </li></ul><ul><li>(eg. National and State Policies in ICT application in education) </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>(eg. ICT availability, penetration, usage, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>(eg. Extent of ICT integration in curriculum, course and programmes using ICTs) </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>(eg. Use of ICTs for management of educational processes, cost issues, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>(eg. Pedagogical issues, teacher training, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>(eg. Student achievements, effectiveness, etc.) </li></ul>
  5. 5. What You May Like to Research? <ul><li>Use of Wikis and Blogs as collaborative learning tools </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion forums as a place to develop team spirit and co-construction of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>ePortfolio as a tool to track competence development (longitudinal studies) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmaking as a cognitive tool </li></ul><ul><li>Quality indicators for ICT based courses </li></ul>

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