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Research on educational technology in schools examines the impact of technology on teaching and learning. New technologies are being introduced at a rapid pace and school leaders need evidence-based research to determine what will best address the need to improve student learning and achievement.

This entry introduces the idea that there are multiple levels of educational technology research in school systems as well as limitations of research that are often found in authentic school research. A model of how one might approach research on educational technology is discussed. The model has been used in many countries to structure data collection and analysis to determine the impact of educational technology on achievement. Types of research designs that are plausible in schools are discussed, as well as a ...

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