Measuring the impact of
educational technology
DianneMarshall-ProgramDirector,DER-NSW
NSWDepartmentofEducation&Training
• $442 million Australian Government funded initiative
• 260,000 laptops to Year 9 to Year 12 students (15 to 18 year olds...
“Technology does not directly
change teaching or learning.
Rather, the critical element is how
technology is incorporated ...
Skills, knowledge,
and attitudes of
students and
teachers
Characteristics of
student-centred
and collaborative
learning
Wh...
Standards
5
They are measured by...
Classroom observation
Movement up the LoTi Scale
Progression from eReader

Development into Prosu...
Level Category
0 Non-use
1 Awareness
2 Exploration
3 Infusion
4A Integration (mechanical)
4B Integration (routine)
5 Expan...
They are not measured by...
Hits on Websites
Broadband Usage Statistics
Time spent on Laptop
Standardised Testing
Numbers ...
Three primary research questions
How does the
DER-NSW
program
influence
teacher
pedagogy?
What is the
influence of the
DER...
For more information
http://bit.ly/dernsw-resources
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Measuring the impact of educational technology final

  1. 1. Measuring the impact of educational technology DianneMarshall-ProgramDirector,DER-NSW NSWDepartmentofEducation&Training
  2. 2. • $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 • Evaluationcommenced at beginning of program. Data used to guide development, measure and report on success What have we done? 2
  3. 3. “Technology does not directly change teaching or learning. Rather, the critical element is how technology is incorporated into instruction” (Bracewell and Faferriere (1996) 3
  4. 4. Skills, knowledge, and attitudes of students and teachers Characteristics of student-centred and collaborative learning What change do we want to measure? 4
  5. 5. Standards 5
  6. 6. They are measured by... Classroom observation Movement up the LoTi Scale Progression from eReader  Development into Prosumer 6
  7. 7. Level Category 0 Non-use 1 Awareness 2 Exploration 3 Infusion 4A Integration (mechanical) 4B Integration (routine) 5 Expansion 6 Refinement LoTI Scale 7
  8. 8. They are not measured by... Hits on Websites Broadband Usage Statistics Time spent on Laptop Standardised Testing Numbers of Laptops in Class 8
  9. 9. Three primary research questions How does the DER-NSW program influence teacher pedagogy? What is the influence of the DER-NSW program on students? What are the consequences of the DER-NSW program on students’ educational outcomes? Conducted in association with the University of Wollongong. DER-NSW Longitudinal Evaluation 9
  10. 10. For more information http://bit.ly/dernsw-resources 10

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