Learning Technologies

CRDG’s Learning Technologies conducts research, development, and dissemination of 1) curricula about technology, 2) technologies that aid learning and teaching, and 3) technologies that aid in assessment and evaluation.

Our current projects include the following:

  • The Makery
  • Multimedia Juvenile Victimization (MJV) Internet Safety Project
  • Developing W.I.S.E. Kids – Web and Internet Safe Educated Kids, a Computer Literacy Curriculum for Middle School
  • Online Learning Community, in Teaching Science through Inquiry: Aquatic Science
  • School Web of Instructional Media, SWIM
  • Hawai‘i Watersheds Database

Project Briefs

Computer Literacy: The 3E Model
Thanh Truc T. Nguyen

This paper is a summary of four research studies and ten presentations spanning five years conducted at the University Laboratory School of its Computer Literacy curriculum. The computer literacy course is a mandatory one-semester course for all students at the University Laboratory School as of school year 2004-2005. The course is aligned to National Education Technology Standards for Students. Through five iterations of the course, where one iteration is one school year, the course description and proposed a 17-week semester long course is now named Computer Literacy, developing “WISE” or Web and Internet Safe Educated kids… Read full Summary of Studies

Multimedia Juvenile Victimization (MJV)
Thanh Truc T. Nguyen

The MJV Internet Safety Study is a two-year study whose goal and purpose is to contribute to the understanding of Internet and technology-facilitated crimes against juveniles and assist law enforcement in their efforts to emulate youth behavior online, gather evidence, and prosecute violators. The purpose of this project is to gather baseline data on prevalence and awareness of solicitous texting (“sexting”) using cell phone text messaging, frequency of solicitation and distribution of explicit images using online social networks, and types of technologies used for cyberbullying. Data will be gathered via questionnaires distributed to a stratified random sample of each school district’s student population, parents, and teachers. Read full Summary Sheet

Selected Reports, Presentations and Instruments