Evaluating Educational Technology: A Call for Collaborative Learning, Teaching, Research and Development


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Technology is not the solution to the complex problems that face our schools but it can dramatically increase the community of participants designing solutions. This paper examines what we know about the design the learning environments of k-12 students in the light of the emerging Internet technology. The paper is divided into three parts, a focus first on learning, followed by a focus on teaching and concluding with recommendations for the how technology can be used to design new contexts for teaching and learning. 

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