Systematic Review: A Structured Approach to Evaluating Educational Technology Initiatives

  Key to the success of educational technology initiatives is the rigorous evaluation of new platforms. This is especially true of larger, institution-wide efforts. This session discusses the Pennsylvania State University's cross-disciplinary approach to assessment of new technology, using a process called systematic review, to prepare for a large-scale implementation of a university-wide lecture capture platform. We will highlight how systematic review works and its impact on team formation and processes; assessment approaches, including triangulated data collection and meta-analysis; and the development and implementation of translational resources targeted at faculty, administration, and staff.Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key actors in creating cross-sectional working group to explore learning technology implementation needs that provide resources for multiple stakeholders
  • Outline strategies to implement change; identify key obstacles and potential pitfalls
  • Discuss a translational approach to assessment that allows teams piloting new technologies to quickly incorporate information and research into usable data for the teaching and learning community

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Conference 2012