Visions 2020.2
Student Views on Transforming Education and Training
Through Advanced Technologies

Learning Technologies at Godard Space Flight Center
NASA's Learning Technologies Roadmap: Research Challenges Designing Massive multiplayer online gaming and persistent synthetic environments, R & D Implimentation, and Computer Games in Education

2006 National School Boards Association EdTech survey
Nearly 50 percent reported funding and 45 percent said integrating technology in the classroom were the biggest challenges they faced.
For the third straight year, survey respondents said by a wide margin – almost 94 percent -- that technology in the classroom increases educational opportunities for students. When asked how technology helped, more than 92 percent said it helps students become more engaged in learning.
If school districts received additional technology funding, 72 percent said they would put it into classroom instruction and 55 percent said they would use it for staff professional development.

Learning Return on Our Investment (WestEd), Online as a PDF
Making Sure Technology Pays off (multimedia presentation)

The Effects of Computers on Student Writing: A Meta Analysis of Studies 1992 to 2002
Online as a PDF at

The Word Processor as an Instructional Tool: A Meta-Analysis of Word Processing In Writing Instruction
Robert L. Bangert-Drowns, Review of Educational Research, Spring 1993, Vol. 63, No. 1, pp. 69-93, ISSN-0034-6543, University at Albany, State University of New York
"Work processing in writing instruction may provide lasting educational benefits to users because it encourages a fluid conceptualization of text and frees the writer from mechanical concerns. This meta-analysis reviews 32 studies that compared two groups of students receiving identical writing instruction but allowed only one group to use work processing groups, especially weaker writers, improved the quality of their writing. Word processing students wrote longer documents but did not have more positive attitudes toward writing. More effective uses of word processing as an instructional tool might include adapting instruction to software strengths and adding metacognitive prompts to the writing program." ERIC # is EJ463379

Elsa Gamire and Greg Pearson, ed. Executive Summary Tech Tally: Approaches to Assessing Technological Literacy Committee on Assessing Technological Literacy, , National Academy of Engineering. Washington D.C.: National Research Council, 2006. 1-39

Pea, Roy, Et al, ed. Executive Summary - Planning for Two Transformations in Education and Learning Technologies: Report of a Workshop. National Academy of Sciences. Washington D.C.: National Research Council, 2003. 1-21. 14 Nov. 2006

Committee on the Support for the Thinking Spatially: The Incorporation of Geographic Information Science Across the K-12 Curriculum, Committee on Geography, National Research Council, 2006,
Learning to Think Spatially: GIS as a Support System in the K-12 Curriculum,
Washington D.C., National Academies Press
ISBN 0-309-53193-4

Jeremy Roschelle, director of SRI's Center for Technology in Learning says
"representation is huge and integration of connectivity between students or students accross the planet"
Listen to his podcast or read the transcript
SimCalc: Accelerating students' engagement with the mathematics of change
Project SimCalc

Parents, Children & Media: A Kaiser Family Foundation Survey: is a national survey of 1,008 parents of children ages 2-17, along with a series of six focus groups held with parents across the country. The survey explores such issues as media content, media ratings and the V-Chip, media monitoring, educational media, advertising, and the Internet.

Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year-olds - Report: The study, Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year-olds, examined media use among a nationally representative sample of more than 2,000 3rd through 12th graders who completed detailed questionnaires, including nearly 700 self-selected participants who also maintained seven-day media diaries.

What Works Clearinghouse
Doing What Works

Center for Applied Research in Eductional Technology
Searchable and browsable database of research into the
effectiveness of technology in education