D’Arcy Norman has written a post about models of evaluating education technology, which reminded me of some work I did a few years ago that I meant to blog about, but never did.
One of the duties I had with BCcampus when I was Manager of EdTech was to manage systematic collaborative evaluations of education technology. As part of that work, I did some research on existing education technology evaluation methods. I am sharing this here in an effort to share what I learned specifically with D’Arcy as he may be interested in these for his own research, and to set the stage for a future blog post that will outline a methodology (called CAREET) that I began developing to support BCcampus sandbox projects.
Established EdTech evaluation methodologies
In the course of my research, I came across these different models of evaluating education technologies. I haven’t added much of my own context or analysis around many of these. But thought it could still be useful to some as a starting point for someone looking for tools to help evaluate education technology.
- RAIT (Rapid Assessment of Educational Technologies)
- Comprehensive evaluation rubric for assessment of learning apps (PDF)
- TPACK Framework (building upon Shulman’s PCK theory)
- TIM – Technology Integration Matrix
- RAT – Replacement, Amplification, Transformation. Similar to SAMR
- Graphite from Common Sense- love this site for edtech reviews. Aimed at k-12, i think there is a lot here that could be emulated in higher education edtech evaluation & review process.
- CWiC Framework supports post-secondary decision-makers in effectively navigating the market of courseware solutions. It is designed to help you make better-informed adoption and implementation decisions with the goal of advancing the adoption of high-quality digital courseware in higher education and ultimately achieving improved outcomes for students.
- Rubric for evaluation of e-learning tools Western University
- Evaluating EdTech Research Studies (PDF) not a framework per se, but a useful tool to evaluate research studies done on education technology tools. From Digital Promise.
- EdTech Efficacy Research Symposium Publishings
In my next post CAREET.