Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ed Tech as Applied Research: A Framework in Seven Hypotheses - Edward R. O'Neill, EDUCAUSE Review

Seven hypotheses explore the feasibility of educational technology — typically considered as supporting teaching and learning — as applied research by providing an initial framework built on traditional research processes. New knowledge results from research, usually about fundamental questions, but ed tech pursues applied research about practical problems using qualitative and quantitative methods and local standards. Seeing ed tech as research emphasizes the collaborative nature of our work by helping shape our conversations about the knowledge we create, its standards, and its methods. http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/ed-tech-applied-research-framework-seven-hypotheses

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