Technology and High School Success
In July 2007, Alberta Education issued a Call for Proposals from Alberta school authorities and charter schools interested in exploring the use of technology to improve student engagement and success in high school. As a result, 24 school authorities became part of the Technology and High School Success project, which involved over 22,000 students and 420 teachers at over 70 schools. The projects used a variety of technologies, including electronic whiteboards, videoconferencing, laptops and other hardware and software.
These research projects were carried out in the 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 school years.
In May 2008, Alberta Education issued a Call for Proposals to Alberta post-secondary institutions to design and conduct research in conjunction with the Technology and High School Success initiative. A grant was awarded to a team from the University of Alberta in partnership with the University of Calgary and the Galileo Educational Network Association. The researchers employed a mixed method case study approach to address a number of research questions related to effective uses of technology to improve student engagement and success in high school.
The final report is now available.
The Year One research report is available.
Updated April 2013