RESOURCES | Research and References
The impact of technology on teaching and learning has been at the
forefront of discussions about student achievement. These selected references and
research on this topic offer insights into what role technology may have in
improving learning. This list of references also includes those organizations that
offer current information and resources on the use of technology in teaching and
Technology, Learning and Achievement
Carol Kimble, “Policy Brief – The Impact of Technology on Learning: Making Sense of the Research.” MCREL.
Harold Wenglinsky, Does it compute? The relationship between educational technology and student achievement in mathematics. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service.
“Learning for the 21st Century.” The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, July 2003.
The Institute for the Advancement of Research in Education (IARE) at AEL: “Graphic Organizers: A Review of Scientifically Based Research,” July 2003.
The Journal of Technology, Learning and Assessment: “The Effect of Computers on Student Writing: A Meta-analysis of Studies from 1992 to 2002.”
Technology, Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design
Chuck Hitchcock, Anne Meyer, David Rose and Richard Jackson, “Technical Brief: Access, Participation, and Progress in the General Curriculum.” National Center on Accessing the General Curriculum, CAST, 1998.
Dave L. Edyburn, “A Primer in Universal Design in Education.”
Dave L. Edyburn, “Technology Supports for Differentiated Instruction.”
David H. Rose & Anne Meyer, “Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning.” ASCD, 2002. Hard copy may also be purchased online (Amazon, Barnes and Noble) or at a bookstore.
“Differentiated Instruction and Implications for UDL Implementation.” National Center on Accessing the General Curriculum, CAST, 2002.
“Graphic Organizers and Implications for Universal Design for Learning: Curriculum Enhancement Report.” National Center on Accessing the General Curriculum, CAST, 2003.
Julie Duffield and Lisa Wahl, “Using Flexible Technology To Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners: What Teachers Can Do”
Nicole Strangman, Tracey Hall & Anne Meyer, “Background Knowledge Instruction and the Implications for UDL Implementation.” National Center on Accessing the General Curriculum.
Skip Stahl, “The Promise of Accessible Textbooks: Increased Achievement for All Students.” National Center on Accessing the General Curriculum.
The Science of Learning – a four-part series produced by the National Center for Technology and Innovation (NCTI). This series presents how technology can be integrated with Science of Learning (SOL) concepts and principles that can enhance learning for all students.
Technology and Learning Disabilities
CARET's research on this question: How can technology address the needs of low performing, at-risk, and learning handicapped students?
Dave L. Edyburn, “Measuring Assistive Technology Outcomes in Reading.”
Learning Disabilities and Technology Literacy Project, 1998-2002.
NO LIMIT! (New Outcomes: Learning Improvement in Mathematics Integrating Technology) for Learning Disabilities Project, 2003-2005.
Rena B. Lewis, “Musings on Technology and Learning Disabilities on the Occasion of the New Millennium.”
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CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology) – Resource on Universal Design for Learning.
CEC (Council for Exceptional Children) – Extensive and current resources for special education.
Closing the Gap – Excellent resource on assistive technologies with online forums that discuss current uses of technology for students with disabilities.
COSN (Consortium of School Networking) – National organization that conducts national projects to support K-12 decision makers.
Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) – Support organization to families in the use of assistive technology.
ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) – ISTE is the premier organization that has developed the national educational technology standards for students, teachers and administrators including an excellent selection of print publications that support the use of educational technology in K-12.
K-8 Access Center – Resource for improving outcomes for all students K-8.
NCTI (National Center for Technology Innovation) – Resource for collaboration and funding ideas to improve learning for all students.