Current Projects

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Research Projects

Digital Promise Optimizing Technology for Learning (Nationwide)

In partnership with Digital Promise, the Pearson Foundation, and the National Network of State Teachers of the Year, MTLC researchers are participating in a national study to examine the use of technology in K-12 settings.   Various technology integration options have been looked at across the nation including 1:1 devices, bring-your-own-device (BYOD), blended learning, flipped classrooms and virtual learning environments.  The purpose of the study is to identify promising instructional strategies using technology and best practices in technology integration. View research product from this partnership. 

Houston Independent School District One-to-One Laptop Initiative

MTLC has completed year one of a three-year evaluation of the Houston Independent School District’s (HISD) one-to-one technology program.  The purpose of the evaluation is to develop a greater understanding of how to use technology to engage students and improve student achievement.

San Diego County School Districts Technology Needs Assessment

MTLC is conducted a technology needs assessment of K-12 school districts in San Diego County.

Technology Integration in Cajon Valley Union School District (El Cajon, CA)

Building on the MTLC study conducted in the district in the previous school year, MTLC researchers are studying the current landscape of technology integration in the district.  The study centers on the current uses of technology in the district, the readiness of teachers to integrate technology into their instructional practices, the resources needed for the effective integration of technology into the district, and finding instructional best practices with technology. 

Technology Review in New Bedford Public Schools (New Bedford, MA)

MTLC has partnered with New Bedford Public Schools in the state of Massachusetts to conduct a technology review in preparation for the integration of technology. This study will work to ‘map’ the quantity and quality of current technology devices, infrastructure and other technology resources in the district.  As a part of the review, MTLC researchers will also study teachers’ current use of technology, their professional development needs to use technology, and the space design of classrooms for the use of technology.  The purpose of this research is to support the district in preparing for the effective integration of technology in the future.

Conference Research Presentations

International Mobile Learning Festival (IMLF) 2015

MTLC Research Associate, Dr. Veronica Garza, will be presenting at the IMLF Conference in May.  Her article addresses the positive cultural shift to transform teaching and learning at the district level in the implementation year of a one-to-one laptop initiative at the secondary level in a large urban school district in the United States.

American Educational Researchers Association (AERA) 2015

The Mobile Technology Learning Center (MTLC) will be presenting a roundtable at the 2015 Annual Meeting for the American Educational Researchers Association (AERA).  Researchers will share key findings from a countywide technology needs assessment and align them to four case studies of school districts implementing mobile technology initiatives. Learn more.