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Educational technology refers not only to the hardware and software used in an educational setting, but how technological resources are used to support teaching and learning. RAND researchers form multidisciplinary teams to field rigorous studies of educational technology that provide actionable information to educators, policymakers, and product developers.

  • Chrissy Brackett and grandson Caidence Miller learn to navigate an online learning system at her home in Woodinville, Washington, March 11, 2020, photo by Lindsey Wasson/Reuters

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    Schools Pivot Online in Wake of COVID-19: Q&A with RAND Experts

    Apr 2, 2020

    Nearly all school-age children in the United States are no longer in the classroom as districts shut down to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus. RAND education researchers discuss how this situation might exacerbate educational inequities, how districts and teachers are innovating and what they need, and what parents can do.

  • A teacher at a desk with a tablet and a laptop, photo by FluxFactory/Getty Images

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    What Digital Materials Do Teachers Use?

    Apr 16, 2020

    Digital materials for lesson planning and instruction are becoming an increasingly important resource for teachers. A survey of English language arts, mathematics, and science teachers across the United States provides insights on which materials they use and what they consider barriers to use.

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    Joseph D. Pane

    Statistical Analyst
    Education M.S.P. in statistical practice, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. in statistics, Carnegie Mellon University

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    Michael G. Shanley

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in public policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in urban and regional planning, Cornell University; B.S. in industrial management, Purdue University

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    Cathy Stasz

    Adjunct Behavioral Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in education, University of California, Los Angeles; M.Ed. in educational psychology, Rutgers University; B.A. in psychology, Rider College

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    Elizabeth D. Steiner

    Associate Policy Researcher; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S.P.P.M. in public policy administration and analysis, Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. in psychology, Vassar College

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    Susan G. Straus

    Senior Behavioral Scientist, Research Quality Assurance Manager
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in industrial/organizational psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; B.A. in psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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