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Looking at the implementation of iPads in Middle and High schools
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Technology Integration Research Review

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Edutopia’s tech integration research review explores some of the vast body of research out there and helps you navigate useful results.

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Kathy Benson's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:18 PM

Nice overview of promising programs.  I'd like to see more information about implementation of core tools (e.g., screencasting) for cross-curricular initiatives. 

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Student Persistence in Online Courses: Understanding the Key Factors | Faculty Focus

Student Persistence in Online Courses: Understanding the Key Factors | Faculty Focus | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
Who should be taking online courses? Are online courses equally appropriate for all students? Can any content be taught in an online format or do some kinds of material lend themselves to mastery in an electronic environment?

 

Her review is based on 20 studies published since 1999. She found that researchers used a wide range of definitions for persistence. She opted for this straightforward description: persistence is “the ability to complete an online course despite obstacles or adverse circumstances.” (p. 30) The opposite of persistence is attrition, which she defined as “withdrawal from an online course.” (p. 30) Based on her review, she identified the following factors as being related to student persistence in online courses.


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Ruth Bass's curator insight, April 1, 2013 12:29 PM

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Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

Simply put, students suffer when they don’t have adequate resources—and, in particular, we’ve found that student achievement suffers when schools lack libraries that are staffed by full-time librarians. “Nearly every public school in Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties has a library with certified staff, which has been proven to increase student reading and comprehension,” notes Kintisch. “In contrast, most public schools in Philadelphia do not employ a certified librarian, and more than 140 do not have a library.”


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 12, 2013 2:01 PM

Kieth Curry Lance's decade long research studies established (beyond any doubt) that a professionally staffed library is essential for student achievement. It never hurts to be shown the obvious truth (over and over again).


When will the decision makers stop the lip service and pay attention to the research? School Libraries and Librarians WORK! 

Lourense Das's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:35 AM

Told you so! ;-)

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iPads improving learning – what the research tells us

"I was at an event at a school the other day running hands on iPad sessions for parents and I was challenged to prove that students using iPads would improve learning. This was a tough call on the spot and given the fact ICT has not been proven to have a positive quantitative impact on learning yet – despite the best efforts of Becta.

I did point to the Essa Academy’s success with its GCSE results but this did not cut much ice. I therefore started doing some research. I hope this is of some use – to really understand what these studies have uncovered you will need to follow the links."


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Web 2.0 and classroom research: What path should we take now? Educational Researcher, 38 (4), 246-259.

Web 2.0 and classroom research: What path should we take now? Educational Researcher, 38 (4), 246-259. | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
"Since Windschitl first outlined a research agenda for the World Wide Web and classroom research, significant shifts have occurred in the nature of the Web and the conceptualization of classrooms.

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Professional Learning in a Digital Age / Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology

Professional Learning in a Digital Age / Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

While professional development (PD) has always been central to the teaching profession, increasingly traditional models of PD are out of step with contemporary ways of learning. Commiserate with the literature, we see the field moving along a continuum which reflects changes in what, how and when teachers learn. Following a brief sketch of the online teacher professional development (oTPD) field, we identify important considerations of emerging models of technology-mediated professional learning (TMPL). We posit the catalyst for the transformation of education, as envisioned by countless educational leaders, may lie in reimaging professional development as professional learning in a networked age.

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iPad Research in Schools - Use and Impact of the iPad

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An in-depth study that took place in Scotland, looking at "issues associated with the deployment of personal mobile devices as tools for teaching and learning."
Four themes were identified:

* How tablet devices impacted teaching and learning?

* Leadership and management issues

* Parental engagement

* Professional development and learning for teachers

The post lists six headlines from the study, including (quoting):

* The adoption of mobile technologies on a personal basis significantly increases access to technology for students, both inside and beyond school, with many attendant benefits for learning which include greater motivation, engagement, parental involvement, and understanding of complex ideas.

 * Teachers are equally engaged by the use of a device like the iPad which has a low learning curve enabling them to use it immediately as a teaching tool and a learning tool for themselves.

For more information click through to the article. To download the report you will need to go a link at the end of the articles "iPad Scotland Evaluation."


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