Track 18. Large Scale Implementation of Technology Supported Educational Innovations (LSI-TEI@ICALT2014)

Track Chairs

Sotiriou Sofoklis Sotiriou, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece [Coordinator - sotiriou@ea.gr]
Yialamas Stefanos Yialamas, American Community Schools, Athens, Greece
Looi Chee-Kit Looi, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Price Jon K. Price, Intel, USA
Stergioulas Lampros Stergioulas, Brunel University, UK
Zualkernan Imran A. Zualkernan, American University of Sharjah United Arab Emirates
Yonghe Wu Yonghe, East China Normal University, China

Track Program Committee

  • Stefanos Yialamas, American Community Schools, Greece
  • Chee-Kit Looi, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Jon K. Price, Intel, USA
  • Sofoklis Sotiriou, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece  
  • Angelos Lazoudis, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece  
  • Lampros Stergioulas, Brunel University, UK  
  • Imran A. Zualkernan, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Wu Yonghe, East China Normal University, China
  • Cengiz Hakan AYDIN, Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Vera Michalchik, Center for Technology in Learning, USA  
  • Daniel Light, Center for Children & Technology, USA
  • Shahzad Mithani, Save The Children, USA
  • Melissa-Sue John, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Maria Avgerinou,  American Community Schools, Greece  
  • Rosa Doran, Nuclio Interactivo, Portugal
  • Sarantos Psycharis, School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, Greece
  • Giuliana Dettori, Institute for Educational Technology, Italy
  • Eshaa Alkhalifa, University of Bahrain, Bahrain 

Track Description and Topics of Interest

While many innovations in use of educational technology have been proposed, few are eventually implemented in real school contexts. Powerful methods for scaling‐up and transferring pilot implementations and for evolving the public’s conceptions of learning and schooling are essential to take full advantage of the opportunities new technologies pose. Unlike experimental situations where most educational technology innovations are typically assessed, school reality includes a host of variables including constraints in infrastructure, curricular misalignment, teachers resistance to change, poor educational governance, and political and social obstacles that can mediate or dilute the impact of a particular educational innovation that is coming from the top.  This is especially true in public schools where a large portion of the world is educated.  In addition, most educational problems are multi-dimensional where many of the aforementioned variables need to be addressed simultaneously.  The purpose of this track is to report success and failures of large scale implementation of technology supported educational innovations.  A wider objective is to frame the problems of large-scale technology supported educational interventions and to establish a research base in this area.  The long-term objective is to develop an evidence-based approach to technology supported educational innovations.

Papers are invited on issues related to large scale implementations of technology supported educational interventions including the following topics:  

  • Policies for integrating large-scale technology supported educational innovations
  • Methodologies for designing quasi-experimental studies for large-scale interventions
  • Political and social aspects of implementing large-scale educational innovations
  • Addressing educational governance issues on a large-scale
  • Culture and development level related constraints on deploying large scale innovations
  • Synthesis of results from various technology supported innovations in large scale studies
  • Addressing adoption challenges in large-scale educational innovations
  • Presentation of large scale interventions at school level

Important dates about ICALT 2014 submissions can be found here.

The ICALT 2014 Author Guidelines can be found here.

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