Sunday, June 4, 2017

If Edtech Efficacy Research Ignores Implementation, How Does It Help Improve Education? - Kara McWilliams and Marcy Baughman, EdSurge

If we really want to understand how effective educational technology tools are for improving learner outcomes, we need to stop throwing the baby out with the bathwater. As instructors consider technology tools for their courses, they are increasingly looking for evidence of effectiveness. However, researchers evaluating the impact of these technology tools on learner outcomes often ignore a critical component: the user’s local educational setting and how they choose to use the product. This is where implementation science can help.

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