Resource Library

EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division produces resources in the form of reports, books, Web-based tools, and multimedia for stakeholders across the education continuum. Some of these resources are developed exclusively by EDC while others are the result of collaborations with federal and state government, universities, foundations, and other funders.

Titlesort descending Description Type Year
Digital Badges for Teacher Mastery: An Exploratory Study of a Competency-Based Professional Development Badge System

The authors of this study set out to look at how the use of a digital badge system to acknowledge in-service history and social studies teachers’ achievements in ongoing professional development supported or hindered their progress toward mastery...

Publication 2015
Distance Education for Teacher Training: Modes, Models, and Methods

Distance Education for Teacher Training is a 338-page guide to the types of technology modes, education models, and instructional methods used for teacher pre-service and in-service distance learning around the globe. Burns discusses...

Publication 2011
Do Web 2.0 Right

Daniel Light offers strategies—drawn from educators' experiences—on how to effectively use Web 2.0 tools. The article summarizes key points from Light and Deborah Keisch Polin’s 2010 report Integrating Web 2.0 Tools into the Classroom:...

Publication 2011
Dramatic Change, Persistent Challenges: A Five-Year View of Children’s Educational Media as Resources for Equity

EDC researchers and colleagues from SRI have published a new article in a special commemorative issue of Journal of Children and Media that celebrates the publication’s 10-year anniversary. The article provides a review of the...

Publication 2016
Early Literacy Learning at EDC

This fact sheet provides a brief overview of some of EDC's work to ensure that all young children—and especially young children who live in low-income communities and are members of underrepresented groups—can access high-quality early literacy...

Publication 2016
Early STEM Learning and the Roles of Technologies

In this EDC white paper, the authors discuss how the thoughtful use of technology by early childhood teachers and families can enhance the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning of children from birth to age eight and...

Publication 2016
Early STEM Learning at EDC

This fact sheet provides a brief overview of some of EDC's work to ensure that all young children—and especially young children who live in low-income communities and are members of underrepresented groups—can access high-quality early STEM...

Publication 2017
EDC STEM Fact Sheet

This fact sheet summarizes some of the challenges related to STEM education in the U.S. and provides an overview of EDC's work to support all students' successful STEM learning. Brief descriptions of some of our preschool through college STEM...

Publication 2017
EdTech Leaders Online: A Case Study of Scalable Online Professional Development Programs

This case study from the Clayton Christensen Institute focuses on EDC's EdTech Leaders Online program's capacity-building model. The case study found that, "online professional development delivered in what is essentially a train-the-trainer...

Publication 2013
Eighth-Graders and Algebra: Making the Case for Online Education

This article, published in the June/July issue of THE Journal, summarizes key findings from the study Access to Algebra I: The Effects of Online Mathematics for Grade 8 Students. The authors discuss how the online course was...

Publication 2012
Electronic Teacher Guide Prototype

This is a prototype electronic teacher's guide for a 12-week genetics unit in the National Science Foundation-funded curriculum titled Foundation Science: Biology. The guide, which is based on an existing print guide, has a flexible...

Publication 2014
Engineering for Every K–12 Student: A Landscape Analysis of K–12 Engineering Education in the Greater Boston Region

This landscape study, funded by the National Science Foundation and developed collaboratively by EDC and Tufts University, takes a look at the state of K–12 engineering education in the Greater Boston region. Through targeted interviews with and...

Publication 2016
Evaluation of Breakthrough America's 2049 Game

The report presents findings from the evaluation of the alternate-reality game America 2049. Produced by Breakthrough, America 2049 is set in a dystopian future in which the U.S. is on the verge of breaking apart because of an inability...

Publication 2011
Examining the Quality of Technology Implementation in STEM Classrooms

In this article in the Journal of Research on Technology in Education, the authors present findings from their examination of the impact of teacher professional development focused on incorporating workplace technologies in the classroom...

Publication 2015
Examining the Student Impact Following an Online Professional Development Course for High School Biology Teachers

This paper, presented at the 2011 National Association of Research on Science Teaching Conference, describes findings from a study that examined the relationship between a high-quality, online professional development program for high-school...

Publication 2011
Exploring the Elements of a Classroom Technology Applications Implementation Framework

This paper proposes a preliminary Framework of Classroom Technology Applications Implementation, drawing from in-depth classroom data collected from 59 teachers from September 2011 to February 2012. The preliminary framework provides a tool to...

Publication 2013
Findings from the Ready to Learn Summative Evaluation

This website features a wide range of reports from EDC's and our partner SRI's 10 years of conducting a summative evaluation of Ready to Learn, a public media initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Education. This research has...

Publication 2016
Growing Changes: An Indian Case Study of Transforming Classroom Learning with Technology

This paper explores the question of how Indian teachers translate common “globalized” instructional strategies using findings from Indian case studies that were part of a larger three country study. The larger study looked at...

Publication 2013
Harvesting A Sea of Data

This article provides a close-up look at EDC's and Stanford University's innnovative Ocean Tracks program. Ocean Tracks is a Web interface that provides students with free...

Publication 2015
Home Visiting Programmes: The Evolving use of Mobile Phones

This article appears in a special "Learning Begins Early" theme issue of Early Childhood Matters, published by the Bernard van Leer Foundation. The authors explore the potential of mobile phone technology to enhance the effectiveness of home-...

Publication 2013