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Educational Technology Research

MDR's 1998 Technology Findings in Public, Private, and Catholic Schools (

Good overview of the market, with charts showing computer intensity, internet access by poverty level, and location of computers.

MDR's 1998 Technology Survey of Higher Education (

Second annual survey includes numerous charts and trends on technology use and purchases in higher education.

Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM) (

This is a very brief introduction to a model that provides a theoretical background for the type of staff development we need to incorporate into our technology training in order to ensure long-term adoption of the change.

District Wide Technology Training Based on Stages of Concern (

A good illustration of how to apply the Stages of Concern to technology training. Short article.

Technology's Impact on Learning (

A good summary of the major research results on technology in learning. Includes print-based, as well as web-based information.

Plugging In. (

This classic report describes the factors involved in Engaged Learning. The measurement tool for this is the Learning with Profile Tool ( which provides a good way to assess and gather this information.

The Report on The Effectiveness of Technology in Schools, '90-'97 is available from the Software Publishers Association ( Copies are free to SPA members and $30 for educators. Check with your hardware or software vendors, who are probably SPA members. This report cites all of the relevant research in the 90's.

School Technology and Readiness Report: From Pillars to Progress, published by the CEO Forum ( in 1997 provides one of the best guides to looking at your technology. Includes the STAR Chart. You can download a copy of the report or take the assessment online.

Achieving Educational Equity with Advanced Technology ( is a report from IBM. You can download it or read it online. Thought-provoking.

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