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Title: Effective Access: Teachers' Use of Digital Resources in STEM Education PDF
Url: http://www2.edc.org/gdi/publications_SR/EffectiveAccessReport.pdf
Creator: Carlson, Bethany
Hanson, Katherine
Publisher: Gender, Diversities & Technology Institute
Description: Digital resources, including digital libraries, have the potential to transform STEM education by providing access to innovative curricula, stimulating applets and simulations, and other hands-on resources. These resources hold the promise of providing teachers with new ways to engage students; of introducing students to STEM inquiry and work; and of infusing STEM education with student-focused equitable pedagogy and practice. Such engaged teaching would bring the students—in all their diversity and needs—into the center of the curriculum as teachers would focus on the individual student and her or his social context and needs. The Gender, Diversities, and Technology Institute at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) was one of the founding collections for the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). EDC, together with colleagues around the country, had the opportunity to fashion what has the potential to become one of the foremost resources for American science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. In an effort to better meet the needs of K–12 teachers, EDC developed the Effective Access research project, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, which focused on the technology needs and experiences of high school STEM educators. The Effective Access team’s findings are not generalizable to all STEM teachers because of the nature of the study’s research design and sample size. However, the study’s surveys and interviews produced important insights for all of those who care about the intersection of technology, teaching, and learning, including the leaders of the NSDL. The results of the study also align with much of the current literature and with the Effective Access team’s experience in developing digital resources for teachers. Based on this, the team has framed a set of suggestions for both future research and the development of technology-based resources. These preliminary ideas can help stimulate discussion among policymakers and practitioners, further the development of effective resources for STEM educators in high school, and encourage others to continue and deepen this initial research.
LC Classification: Education -- Special aspects of education -- Education of special classes of persons -- Immigrants or ethnic and linguistic minorities. Bilingual schools and bilingual education
Education -- Special aspects of education -- Education of special classes of persons -- Women. Girls
Science -- Science (General) -- Women in science. Women scientists
GEM Subject: Science -- Instructional issues
Foreign Languages -- Cultural awareness
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Female Students
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Educational Development Center, Inc.
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-10-28 12:44:27 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-08-26 12:47:46 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
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