When:  Jun 27, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (ET)

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Url: http://us02web.zoom.us/j/88451613638

Jun 27, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM (ET)


Abstract: It’s about time: Socially responsible educational technology revisited

The Covid-19 Pandemic that ensued four years ago forced educational institutions around the world to scramble to provide online learning, a massive shift that was largely dissatisfying for learners and teachers alike. The rush to provide instruction online resulted in learning losses that are likely to affect students negatively for decades to come, even leading to financial losses in the billions as young people poorly educated in the wake of the Pandemic enter the workforce. The causes of these learning losses will be debated by politicians and pundits for years to come, but one plausible explanation is that poorly designed online learning simply led to insufficient time-on-task. Sixty years ago, John B. Carroll (1963) introduced a quasi-mathematical model of school learning in which three of the five variables that explain achievement variance are expressed in terms of time. In this webinar, I present an updated version of Carroll’s model that will hopefully encourage educational technology researchers to engage in more socially responsible research.

Carroll, J. B. (1963). A model of school learning. Teachers College Record, 64(8), 723-733.

Brief Bio

Thomas C. Reeves, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Learning, Design, and Technology in the Mary Frances Early College of Education at The University of Georgia. He was a Fulbright Lecturer in Peru and has given invited presentations in the USA and more than 30 other countries. In 2003, he received the AACE Fellowship Award from the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, in 2010 he was made a Fellow of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), and in 2013 he received the Lifetime Award from the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) as well as the David H. Jonassen Excellence in Research Award by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). He is the former editor of the Journal of Interactive Learning Research, and the author of more than scores of research articles and book chapters, as well as six books. His scholarly work has been cited over 31,450 times placing him among the top two percent of most-cited scientists in the world according to a current bibliographic analysis. He currently lives on the campus of Berry College in Rome, Georgia, with his wife, Professor Emerita Trisha Reeves. 


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