Systematic Review: A Structured Approach to Evaluating Educational Technology Initiatives

Tuesday, February 14 | 2:30PM–3:30PM | Meeting Room 615A/B
Session Type: ELI
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


  • Gary Chinn

    Assistant Dean for Digital Learning, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Chris Millet

    Senior Director of Learning Design, World Campus, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Bart Pursel

    Chief Technology Officer, Unizin, Ltd.

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