I want to recommend Matt Bower’s 2017 book Design of technology-enhanced learning; integrating research and practice (Emerald Publishing).
The focus is on design thinking and learning design, and how they can be enhanced by the use of technology. Matt delivers a solid analysis of the evidence-based research on educational technology. He provides useful suggestions and examples for practice at the “coalface”, that is, in the classroom. This book outlines the underpinnings for good pedagogical practice and for designing exemplary learning experiences using Web 2.0, social networking, mobile learning and virtual worlds.
I have been thinking about how to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of a large school inquiry-based project, and what methodologies will be used. Here’s a great starting point! Developed by Western Sydney University’s School of Education and the Department of Education’s Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation, this 2016 paper, Evaluative thinking toolkit, from the NSW Department of Education Futures Learning, is a concise summary of the methods used to collect and analyse data. It summarises the principles and methodology of:
- Focus groups
- Most significant change
- Photo voice and photo elicitation
- Student products
- Student surveys
This toolkit is such a good starting point for learning about evaluation.