AT&T has made a $200,000 contribution to Kent State University’s Research Center for Educational Technology to implement new technology in special education environments with a focus on mobile apps, including those intended to help students learn science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).
The Research Center for Educational Technology (RCET) was founded in 1999 to study the potential of technology to improve teaching and learning.
The overall mission of RCET is to serve as the University and College’s flagship center for research, policy, and practice related to cutting-edge technologies in teaching and learning. Such technologies have included 3D, mobile learning, online and blended learning, games and simulations, and virtual reality.
Learn more about RCET projects and AT&T Classroom activities.
Each year RCET welcomes local teachers and their classes to the AT&T Classroom to explore a variety of innovative tools for teaching and learning. We are always so impressed and inspired by the work of the visiting teachers and students. RCET would like to acknowledge the following teachers & schools who will be participating in the AT&T Classroom program during the 2015-16 school year:
Richard Ferdig was hiking through Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio with his sons when an owl swooped overhead. His boys were hungry to learn more about what they just saw, but Ferdig found himself struggling to field their questions.
"Imagine the joy of basically being able to have a park ranger with you wherever you go," Ferdig, an education technology expert at Kent State University, thought at the time.
At first glance, it looks like a typical classroom. But if you look closer, you will see a state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind teaching facility not found on any other college campus.
The Research Center for Educational Technology was recently awarded a grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation to support RCET’s project, Developing Computational Thinkers in Northeast Ohio Schools (Project NeoCT).
A $952,000 National Science Foundation grant to researchers at Kent State University will result in a mobile device application to help visitors to Cuyahoga Valley National Park learn more about the park’s history and ecology and become “citizen scientists” by sharing their findings with others.