- Papers and Presentations
- A number of journal articles, conference papers, Master's theses and dissertations have been produced as a result of BLC/MELC research efforts.
- Digital Library Research
Resources, Catalog, Video Segmenting, Indexing, Modules, Video Research Policy
- Project Evaluation
- Evaluation information serves as a tool in assessing the
progress of the project. So far, information toward achieving this goal has
been gathered during Summer Institute sessions. During these sessions,
teachers have responded to Pre, Post, and anonymous surveys which focus predominantly on issues regarding the teachers expectations of the project to their actual
implementation of technology in their classroom instruction. In addition, informal observations have been conducted in the classrooms by graduate assistants. These observers use Observation Summary Sheet Forms which attempt to capture quantitatively how teachers
incorporate technology in their classroom instruction, how often they do
this, what different components of technology they often use, and the
quality of interaction and the participation of students in the classroom
activity when technology is used. At the moment, the project's future direction regarding evaluation is to examine students' perception of the impact of technology on their learning.
This aspect of evaluation is of most importance given that at the present,
evaluation has been mainly focused on the teachers' perceptions. The project
intents to collect both quantitative and qualitative data from the
participating students and teachers.