It is how technology is used that is important

August 28, 2018

In 2017, the Norwegian Ministry of Education commissioned Norway’s Knowledge Centre for Education in collaboration with SLATE to undertake a systemic review addressing the research question: How can teaching with technology support student active learning in higher education?  


In 2018, “LEARNING AND TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATION – a systematic review” was published. It was written by Sølvi Lillejord, Kristin Børte, Katrine Nesje and Erik Ruud from the Knowledge Centre for Education.



It is how technology is used that is important


The review’s core message is the following:


“A core message in this systematic review is that technology implementation in higher education intuitions must follow a scholarly approach; be aligned with goals for teaching and research stated in national and institutional plans and strategies, what students expect to learn in higher education, tested in a variety of formats, evaluated and renewed in accordance with acknowledged and familiar academic work procedures, big data, student feedback, teacher feedback and new research. This work needs leadership and can only be achieved through a collaborative effort.”


The review concludes with a list of “knowledge gaps” that highlight potential directions for future research.


Read / download the review.




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