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Technology in Education and Classroom

What are some ways that technology can be used in educational research today to collect data and to manage the research process. Discuss software that would be effective.
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There are so many ways to use technology in educational research. I actually took a course on this last year and went searching for my notes. The main thing I looked at was the Horizon Report from 2011 from the New Media Consortium. Here is a link to it but you will have to have access to a library system to make it work I believe (such as logging in through your college if you are in college), http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED515956.pdf or http://www.eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=ED515956 (I will also attempt to attach a copy). Now the Horizon Report looks at how technology can be used in all aspects of education. They have identified six technologies that are on the rise as great thing to incorporate into the education world. The six technologies are (and examples of each, the links to them are in the Horizon Report)...

1) electronic books - Amazon to Launch "Kindle Singles", Stanford University Medical School Issues iPads to Students, Potentially Replacing Textbooks, The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross, Page2Pub, Cooliris Releases a Wikipedia Magazine Experience for iPad, Constellation
2) mobiles - 100 Most Educational iPhone Apps, ACU Business Students Integrate iPads into Innovative Study Abroad Experience, Bucks County Community College, Cupids 400, LIU Brooklyn Campus Extends ...

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How technology can be used in research.