|Grant Program:||Education Technology|
Dr. Edward Metz
The Education Technology Research Program — competed as a standalone topic from 2008–2020 — supports research to advance how existing or new forms of technology can be applied in education to improve student academic achievement. For FY 2021, IES is not competing Education Technology as a standalone topic. Technology is ubiquitous in education and intersects with every other topic area. Education technology is a tool to improve academic achievement, just like a workbook or an instructional approach. Education technology can also be a critical aspect of scaling efficacious interventions. Applicants across all topic areas should consider whether or not technology would be an effective way to address the education issue on which they are choosing to focus given that it is now pervasive in classrooms. IES encourages researchers to apply to the topic area that is most closely aligned with the proposed research.
PORTFOLIO SUMMARY Between 2008–2020, NCER invested over $88 million in the Education Technology Research Program to support 48 research projects.
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