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The Learning Return on Our Educational Technology Investment: A Review of Findings from Research

By Cathy Ringstaff, Loretta Kelley


As schools invest heavily in computer-based technology, they can benefit from the experiences and research of others focusing on the impact of this technology on student learning.

This paper, produced by WestEd’s Regional Technology in Education Consortium, summarizes major research findings related to technology use and, based on these findings, attempts to draw out implications for educators, policymakers, and the public.

It provides guidance, intended primarily for people developing school or district technology plans, on the conditions that need to be in place for computer-based technology to have the most impact on student learning.

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Copyright: 2002
Format: PDF
Pages: 30
Publisher: WestEd