Developing constructivist learning environments: a management framework

Manon Haartsen‐Geven (University of Amsterdam, Human Computer Studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Jacobijn Sandberg (University of Amsterdam, Human Computer Studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Email: sandberg@science.uva.nl)

Interactive Technology and Smart Education

ISSN: 1741-5659

Publication date: 20 December 2007

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of the paper is to provide insight in the critical factors involved in creating an optimum in developing technology for educational innovation, for each stakeholder, in any relevant context and at any time.

Design/methodology/approach

From literature review, four diagrams were constructed to contain the critical factors involved in creating an optimum in developing technology for educational innovation in different “views”. These four diagrams, as a theoretical instrument for analysis, was then reshaped into a practical instrument for analysis, in the form of an online questionnaire, and tested with five different projects in three different schools.

Findings

The critical factors can be ordered by stakeholder, by context and by time. Each ordering provides a different view on the development process. Using the different views for different cases, more insight is provided and more guidelines for improvement can be found.

Research limitations/implications

The practical instrument needs improvement to be more easy to use for teachers and students. Future research is also needed to test both the practical instrument as well as the theoretical instrument further, to be able to refine them where needed.

Practical implications

A very insightful instrument to analyse the success factors of developing of technology for educational innovation for the different stakeholders, in different context and at different times in the process.

Originality/value

This paper combines an overview of the critical success factors of developing of technology for educational innovation with different views of these factors, to provide more insight in the process.

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Citation

Haartsen‐Geven, M. and Sandberg, J. (2007), "Developing constructivist learning environments: a management framework", Interactive Technology and Smart Education, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 147-160. https://doi.org/10.1108/17415650780000325

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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