The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness. AEA has topical interest groups (TIGs) related to technology.
The ACOT research project was initiated in 1985 and concluded in 1998. After more than a decade of research,the ACOT project was one of the longest continuing educational studies of its kind. During the thirteen years of research, ACOT studied learning, assessment, teaching, teacher development, school design, the social aspects of education, and the use of new technologies in more than 100 elementary and secondary classrooms throughout the country. ACOT also collaborated with schools internationally to explore constructivism mediated by technology, emphasizing collaboration over the Internet.
The Education Policy Analysis Archives has eight years of research available for review. Permission is granted to copy any article if EPAA is credited and copies are not sold.
Authored by the Dept of Education's Office of Education Technology, Transforming AMerican Education: Learning Powered by Technology, calls for applying advanced technologies to improve student learning.
The National Staff Development Council (NSDC) has a collection of over a dozen articles and interviews from authorities about technology and staff development. Search "technology".
NCREL has an excellent page with links to "Critical issues in technology", supporting materials and other Internet links with readings and articles about technology.
SRI presents a website on the evaluation of technology and its effects on education. The paper authors were challenged to describe improved research designs for studying the effects of technology on student learning in K-12 schools.
Research, evaluation, and assessment are significant elements of the Technology Opportunities Program (TOP). Since TOP applications are rated in part on their evaluation plans, the resources listed below may help you create and conduct evaluations of information technology projects. In addition, TOP has developed Evaluation Guides that help users integrate evaluation into their projects.
The U.S. Department of Education has 70+ reports and publications available related to educational technology dating back to 1985.