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Educational technology refers not only to the hardware and software used in an educational setting but also to learning through use of technological resources. RAND's research into educational technology includes the study of distributed learning and interactive multimedia instruction in the military, computers in schools, and the role of the Internet in educational settings.

  • Closeup shot of a young man writing on a note pad, photo by PeopleImages/Getty Images

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    Giving State Educators What They Need to Stand Apart—and Together

    Apr 4, 2017

    States have an opportunity to provide better instructional materials to teachers hungry for more resources aligned with state standards. By focusing on what they agree students should learn, states could work together to build curricula and shore up other key supports.

  • Second-grade students in Baltimore County, Maryland, work with an instructor through a personalized learning initiative called Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (STAT), photo courtesy of Baltimore Country Public Schools

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    Personalized Learning: The Latest Buzz in Classroom Instruction

    Aug 22, 2016

    Students in personalized learning classrooms made greater gains in math and reading than their peers in other schools. But there are barriers to fully personalized learning, including rigid state standards and time demands on teachers.

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