Good teaching can really benefit from well-researched and effective educational technologies. The goal of the AT Research group is to leverage applied research for evaluating the effectiveness of educational technologies and share what we've discovered in our research.
As research becomes available, we will post our findings at the Academic Technology Research website. The research findings will range from short summaries of relevant research studies and two-page fact sheets about topics to more in-depth write-ups of own research reports and studies.
If you have a request for a study to be done, let us know.
Citation: Cooper, A. (n.d.). Three Models of Computer Software. Technical Communication, Interface Design, Third Quarter(1996), 229-236.
Summary: This article provides a model to describe why interfaces are confusing to users. It suggests that user interface designers try to align their design with the conceptual or models of users.
Citation: Means, Barbara, Yuki Toyama, Robert Murphy, Marianne Bakia, and Karla Jones. (2009). Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies. US Department of Education. Office of Planning, EValuation, and Policy Development. Policy and Program Studies Service. ED-04-CO-0040
Summary: A meta-analysis of 50 studies found...
Citation: Jaggars, Shana Smith and Thomas Bailey. (2010 July) Effectiveness of Fully Online Courses for College Students: Response to a Department of Education Meta-Analysis. New York: Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University.
Summary: Critiques the findings from a U.S. Department of Education meta-analysis of 2009. Finds the meta-analysis did not control...
Citation: Dahlstrom, Eden, Tom de Boor, Peter Grunwald, and Martha Vockley. (2011). ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology. 2011 Report. EDUCAUSE.http://www.educause.edu/Resources/ECARNationalStudyofUndergradua/238012.
Summary: A fairly comprehensive survey of six...
Citation: Chao, Tracy, Tami Saj, and Felicity Tessler. (2006). Establishing a Quality Review for Online Courses: A formal review of online courses measures their quality in key areas and reveals changes needed for improvement, if any. EDUCAUSE Quarterly. Volume 29, 2006.
Summary: Authors present a framework they developed for assessing quality of online courses.
Citation: Wallace, Paul, (2011). Student-Community Collaboration to Construct Mobile Learning Games. Educause Quarterly. Volume 31, No. 11.
Summary: Brief overview of a service learning course that had students building mobile learning games for the community.