Transformative Applications in Education/Overview

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Does Technology Improve Learning?[edit]

For over thirty years, educators have developed technology applications to improve student learning, but research has not not identified significant, replicable advantages for students who use technology compared to those who don't. While many studies do report significant learning advantages using technology, they are often small, flawed, or biased studies. In contrast, the results of several major studies suggest that much technology software may not produce significant gains compared with traditional classroom instruction.

What Does the Research Say?[edit]

Wenglinsky [1], for example, ...

Alternative Applications for Teaching & Learning[edit]

Can an Application be Transformative?[edit]

Characteristics of Transformative Applications[edit]

The Opposing View[edit]

Saul Rockman, Meteri Group, Dale w/ West Va Study

Outside Links[edit]


  1. ^ Wenglinsky, H., Using Technology Wisely: The Keys To Success In Schools, 2005.
  2. ^ Mann, D., Shakeshaft, C., Becker, J.D. & Kottkamp R., West Virginia Story: Achievement Gains from a Statewide Comprehensive Instructional Technology Program 1999: What impact does technology have on learning, Milken Family Foundation, 1999.