Combining assessment and research during development of large technology integration projects

Tiffany A. Koszalka, Barbara L. Grabowski

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Descriptions of large technology integration projects can be found in the literature. Amongst reports of instructionally sound designs and increases in learning loom debates on the effectiveness and impact of the use of technology in education. Combining assessment and research components for large technology integration projects should yield results that inform this debate. The task of integrating assessment and research, however, is complex. Descriptions about how either assessment or research should be conducted can be found, but detailed examples illustrating integration of such strategies are scarce. This paper provides brief definitions of assessment, evaluation, and research and describes strategies for integrating and managing assessment and research activities for a large education technology development project. Examples of tools used to develop and manage a comprehensive assessment and research plan in a large technology integration development and research project are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-213
Number of pages11
JournalEvaluation and Program Planning
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2003


  • Assessment and research strategies
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration educational resources
  • Research on technology integration
  • Technology evaluation
  • Technology integration assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Strategy and Management
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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