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posted 13 Nov 2017, 07:26 by ICO Education   [ updated 13 Nov 2017, 07:27 ]
New dates for ICO Course ICT and Education (17-T2): February 12-13, May 7-8, 2018

Although a certain amount of hype always surrounds new developments in the area of education and ICT, this hype is not always warranted. In contrast, recent meta-analyses (Cheung & Slavin, 2012, 2013) document the limited impact of educational technology in important domains such as mathematics and reading development. One of the reasons for this rather disappointing impact of instructional technology on student achievement is the limited use that is often made of research-based instructional design guidelines. A recent study for example found that the majority of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) score poorly on most instructional design principles (Margaryan, Bianco & Littlejohn, 2014). Additional, the use of technology in education also fosters new ways of data collection and setting-up interventions. 

The aim of this course is to examine several current topics (both theoretical and methodological) and developments in Education and ICT and examine the theoretical underpinnings of these developments, the research investigating the effectiveness of these developments, and evaluate examples of these developments in terms of instructional design principles. 

These topics and developments include: 
· Instructional design principles for Education and ICT. 
· Research on different types of online blended learning environments, e.g., MOOCs, flipped classroom. 
· Research on different ways of measuring “learning” in these environments, e.g., learning analytics, content analysis. – Online measures (EARLI SIG 27) 
· Research on the application of different tools in online learning environments, e.g. social media, wikis. 

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