Center for Technology in Learning
CTL's mission is to improve learning and teaching through innovation and inquiry. CTL research and development activities contribute to the knowledge base on effective learning and teaching, and embody research insights in the innovative design, use, and assessment of interactive learning environments.
Read highlights from our latest newsletter on key findings and results from CTL's research.
Much of our work is conducted in educational settings such as classrooms, after-school programs, and teacher education programs. In our development, research, and evaluation work, we:
- prototype new interactive learning environments and tools, explore best practices, and seek to understand the mechanisms that lead to better teaching and learning,
- systematically study and rigorously evaluate the outcomes of technology-supported educational innovations, and
- organize workshops and conferences on topics of national importance, analyze and synthesize the research literature, and develop recommendations and reports for educational leaders.
In addition, our Strategic Learning Consulting practice enables educational technology firms to improve their products by harvesting research insights, strengthening educational designs, and framing evaluations for impact.
CTL has a unique mix of staff talent in the areas of assessment, evaluation, math and science education, learning environments, and technology development that combines to form multidisciplinary teams to advance the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning.