Applied Research Laboratory: Research & Applications in Training / Education
A very organized and scholarly Website from Penn State that outlines Web-based training, instructional design, peformance technology, and other areas of research on technology-based instruction and training. It is a part of the Applied Research Laboratory. ARL's vision for education and training research and application reflects the fundamental objectives to enhance the workforce's professionalism and productivity. It measures professionalism and productivity in terms of job and learning performance while acknowledging that traditional educational and training opportunities no longer effectively support the need to train a diverse, evolving, and geographically separated workforce.
Center For Advanced Technology in Education (CATE)
Resources and research on integrating technology and education. (University of Oregon). "Dedicated to investigating, promoting and sharing information about the use of advanced technology in education. CATE is committed to transforming teaching and learning through the use of computing and communication technologies."
Center for Innovative Learning Technologies (CILT)
Project that researches: on-line collaboration; inexpensive portable computing and wireless communications; the object software revolution; visualization and modeling; better user interfaces; media-rich Web interactivity; and increased computing power. They research many emerging technologies in pursuit of higher learning standards; and are attempting to Build an alliance of Industry, Research, Innovating Schools, and Strategic Affiliates, so together we can do something that no one could do alone. Sponsored by National Science Foundation.
Center for Instructional Design and Delivery (CIDD)
Research and resources for integrating technology into higher education. The center is at the University of South Dakota. The focus in on helping their faculty and staff to utilize Instructional Technology for research, instruction, and service. It provides a good example of how a university service such as this can be set up - it is very organized and well-designed.
The DEVRL Project
The "Distributed Extensible Virtual Reality Laboratory". This project will allow people in different parts of the United Kingdom to be able to work together in the same virtual space to accomplish joint tasks (classroom, meetings, etc.), and other collaborative adventures in online learning environments. The uniqueness of this project is the concept of working together in shared virtual space.
ISWorld Net Text Home Page
Very large and organized website for resources on information systems research that inlcude funding opportunites, research projects, resource pages, conferences, software & tools, instruments for evaluation, lists of universities with educational technology departments, a huge faculty directory, lists of organizations, journals, and many other interesting pages on things like methodological issues concerning instruction and evaluation. (Baylor)
LPSL Home - Welcome
The Learning and Performance Support Laboratory (LPSL) conducts research and development projects exploring how computational and communication technologies can be used to enhance learning and performance support environments. The LPSL is affiliated with the University of Georgia. Their mission is to engage in research and development in several areas, including
- Interactive learning environments
- Cognition and learning with emerging technologies
- Electronic performance support systems
- Assessment of technology's impact and effect on learning and performance
- Educational applications of telecommunications and information technologies.
The web site for the Advanced Training Technology (New Brunswick, Canada). Their focus is on the integration of technology within the framework of training. They promote technology-based training by encouraging the creation of an environment built on Information Technology foundations. They provide conferences, newsletters, resources, and so on. It is a promotional Website for the technology sector in New Brunswick.
Exploring IT Resources