Research and Evaluation

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The Mobile Technology Learning Center is comprised of experienced researchers and educational leaders who are dedicated to helping schools effectively integrate technology in K-12 settings.

Research and Evaluation

MTLC is comprised of experienced researchers and educational leaders who are dedicated to helping schools effectively integrate technology in K-12 settings. We utilize a a variety of research methods to meet the needs of the communities and stakeholders with whom we work. Our goal is to help schools and districts make evidence-based decisions that transform educational environments and improve student learning.

Our research shows that successful digital learning environments must have:

  • District/school leadership and stakeholders who understand and embrace a vision that is focused on teacher and learning outcomes, not on devices, technology tools or applications.
  • Systematic opportunities for teachers to:
    • Engage in ongoing, differentiated professional learning activities
    • Integrate what they learn into classroom practices immediately after training
    • Collaborate and plan with other teachers at the team and school levels and across schools to support their changing practice
    • Sufficient infrastructure in place (e.g., bandwidth, hardware, tech support)

A physical learning environment (e.g., classrooms, staff work space, informal spaces) aligning with teaching and learning goals