How to Use the Triple E Framework for Edtech Evaluations with Dr. Liz Kolb

Properly evaluating education technology comes down to pedagogy and instructional design, asserts Dr. Liz Kolb, creator of the Triple E Framework. What is the Triple E Framework and how is it being used (and misused) in education today? How are people using it to evaluate the use of educational technology and how should it impact the evaluation of teachers? Get an overview of the framework everyone is discussing and understand how it impacts learning in your classroom on today’s show.

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Dr. Liz Kolb - Bio As Submitted

Liz is a clinical associate professor of education technologies at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She teaches courses in educational technology for the undergraduate elementary, undergraduate secondary, and Masters and Certification programs.  She authored Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education, Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for the K-12 Educators, Help Your Child Learn With Their Cell Phone and Web 2.0, Learning First, Technology Second, and Learning First, Technology Second:  In Practice. 


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