Implementation and Evaluation of Educational Technology

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Implementation and Evaluation of Educational Technology

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This course provides a practical overview for selecting, implementing, and evaluating educational technology initiatives.

Schools are recognizing the potential for technology to transform teaching and learning. However, bringing technology into the classroom in a productive way is easier said than done. How do educators and others decide what kind and type of educational technology to use in the classroom? Which stakeholders influence that decision? What factors determine the success or failure of educational technology initiatives? How do we determine if these implementations are successful? 

This course provides a practical overview for selecting, integrating, implementing, and evaluating educational technology initiatives in formal educational settings, primarily in the US. It will include the perspectives of stakeholders that make such initiatives possible, and consider how to evaluate for efficacy. The audience for th...

This course provides a practical overview for selecting, implementing, and evaluating educational technology initiatives.

Schools are recognizing the potential for technology to transform teaching and learning. However, bringing technology into the classroom in a productive way is easier said than done. How do educators and others decide what kind and type of educational technology to use in the classroom? Which stakeholders influence that decision? What factors determine the success or failure of educational technology initiatives? How do we determine if these implementations are successful? 

This course provides a practical overview for selecting, integrating, implementing, and evaluating educational technology initiatives in formal educational settings, primarily in the US. It will include the perspectives of stakeholders that make such initiatives possible, and consider how to evaluate for efficacy. The audience for this course includes current and future teachers, entrepreneurs, developers, practitioners, and leaders in educational technology. 

Through four units over seven weeks, participants will develop an awareness and understanding of the “ecosystem” surrounding the implementation of educational technology in a formal educational setting. Participants will work towards creating a final project that synthesizes the main ideas from the course. 

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Cris Caldeira

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
I highly recommend this course! My main reasons are: - the content is suited for novices and experts; - the assignments and the final project are authentic and well-designed creating a deep understanding of Ed Techs’ implementation and evaluation processes; - peers feedbacks are a valuable resource of inspiration and growth; - the videos and reading materials are outstanding: field leaders talk about their experiences and we learn how to use/adapt tools to select, implement, and evaluate educational technology initiatives. Summarizing, Professor Klopfer and Elizabeth Huttner-Loan had created an enriching online learning experience for everyone who wants to learn how to work with Ed Techs in different contexts. Thanks to MITx for this opportunity! I learned a lot and really enjoyed the course!
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Xiaohong Jin

7/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 11 months ago
I want to learn more about education technology, because I love to be an educator.Sending messages to the future generations will make me happy, futher more, it will make the world better what encourages me to be a better person.
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Hans Batra

9/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
This was a great course,gave me to tools to discuss and review technology for the classroom in a meaningful way.
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Nuria Garcia

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
This is my first Edx MOOC and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. It has helped me to re-think about the way I teach, which is good because I was running out of ideas when trying to improve my training sessions. I’ve learnt a lot about EdTech, pros and cons, example of success and failures. I’ve reinforced the idea of the many benefits it provides, but the most important thing I’ve learnt is that although the technology can be great it may not be necessarily good for the goal I’m pursuing. I’ve renewed my passion for teaching and learning as well as my interest in research for better practices. Reading other people experiences, learning for professionals and sharing ideas has refreshed my brain. The MOOC itself is very well structured; videos are great, easy to follow and engaging, with real situation well explained, key concepts developed and to the point. All supporting materials were very interesting as well. I would def... This is my first Edx MOOC and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. It has helped me to re-think about the way I teach, which is good because I was running out of ideas when trying to improve my training sessions. I’ve learnt a lot about EdTech, pros and cons, example of success and failures. I’ve reinforced the idea of the many benefits it provides, but the most important thing I’ve learnt is that although the technology can be great it may not be necessarily good for the goal I’m pursuing. I’ve renewed my passion for teaching and learning as well as my interest in research for better practices. Reading other people experiences, learning for professionals and sharing ideas has refreshed my brain. The MOOC itself is very well structured; videos are great, easy to follow and engaging, with real situation well explained, key concepts developed and to the point. All supporting materials were very interesting as well. I would definitely recommend this course and look forward to learn more in the near future. Thanks MITx team! Great great work!
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BHARAT METALIYA

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
This course is a must for those who are connected with the Education Field and also, who are in the Field of Training & Development activities in any organization.
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Jorge García

8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
I think this was a very nice and helpful course and many I have taken in this Edx platform, I highly recommend to use the educational technologies to keep learning from the world s top universities as MIT. Thanks a lot from Mexico !!
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AJ Shah

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
I would definitely recommend the course as it systematically makes one think through a clear approach to evaluating technology for the benefits it provides in context of multiple stakeholder goals helping the learners draw out a clear actionable plan. As a technologist getting into EdTech, I had not given systematic thought to the process of evaluating technology and that changed significantly. The course videos, readings as well as peer discussions definitely helped shape my thinking on specific aspects related to evaluation to create a more thought out plan. Clear, concise and thought provoking guidance by Professor Eric Klopfer in the course videos and hangouts with a nicely structured program has been organized very well by Elizabeth Huttner-Loan. Insightful perspectives from thought leader speakers, great course reading materials and amazing peer interaction with experienced academic professionals made this a valuable experi... I would definitely recommend the course as it systematically makes one think through a clear approach to evaluating technology for the benefits it provides in context of multiple stakeholder goals helping the learners draw out a clear actionable plan. As a technologist getting into EdTech, I had not given systematic thought to the process of evaluating technology and that changed significantly. The course videos, readings as well as peer discussions definitely helped shape my thinking on specific aspects related to evaluation to create a more thought out plan. Clear, concise and thought provoking guidance by Professor Eric Klopfer in the course videos and hangouts with a nicely structured program has been organized very well by Elizabeth Huttner-Loan. Insightful perspectives from thought leader speakers, great course reading materials and amazing peer interaction with experienced academic professionals made this a valuable experience.
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