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Technology Research Proposals Eligible for Funding

Date: Nov. 14, 2001
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Archive: General News

A reminder to University of Cincinnati faculty participating in the College of Education's Comprehensive Educational Restructuring and Technology Infusion Initiative (CERTI2) that you have until Dec. 7 to submit research proposals that could be eligible for up to $5,000 funding under the initiative. CERTI2 partner Kent State University will provide $10,000 in funding for two accepted proposals through Kent State's Research Center for Educational Technology (RCET).

The RCET, founded in 1999 and funded by Ameritech, evaluates the impact of technology on teaching and learning and funds research to support its mission of exploring how to successfully use technology in education, from kindergarten to college level. The center is one of more than 10 national partners participating in the UC technology initiative led by Joyce Pittman, UC assistant professor of educational technology.

To qualify for funding, projects must support at least one of the goals of CERTI2 as well as the three research goals outlined in the initiative by the RCET. The UC CERTI2 team has outlined six optional topics for research:

  • Technology expertise in the educational environment
  • Performance-based and authentic assessment
  • Equitable access to high quality education for all individuals
  • Conditions where technology could be used for student problem-solving, inquiry and critical thinking
  • Impact of technology on learning and teaching strategies
  • Use of electronic and alternative assessment strategy to measure higher order cognitive thinking skills
  • Faculty have also been notified about additional requirements in submitting proposals. The call for proposal information is available at the CERTI2 Center in the Teachers College, Room 613. For additional information, e-mail Tonya Smith or Professor Jeff Gordon. Launched in summer, 2000, CERTI2 is a three-year, $2.7 million initiative, half of which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the other half funded by the local and national partners. Planning is currently underway for a seminar during winter quarter, open to anyone interested in researching the field of educational technology. Admission to the Technology, Research and Evaluation Seminar will require approval from CERTI2 project director Joyce Pittman, or CERTI2 research associate Cathy Maltbie.

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