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Educational Innovation

Improving the U.S. education system through research is an emerging national imperative.  Central to the mission of Kent State since its founding has been the education and training of educators and development of innovative approaches to education.

Kent State is significantly enhancing its research capabilities related to key areas of education, including STEM education, research on inclusion, and research on cognition in education settings.  We’re developing, evaluating, and disseminating innovative approaches to teaching and learning that are made possible by multimedia and networked technologies. These approaches provide increased access to educational opportunities and resources, as well as new educational approaches that engage students in interactive, visual learning environments and provide diagnostic information to their teachers.

For example, the groundbreaking research being conducted in the RCET (Research Center for Educational Technology) classroom will allow tomorrow’s educators to provide students with an engaging education that will change their lives.  Researchers test the effects of new technologies in the classroom setting and can make recommendations to school districts and education boards as to whether specific technologies are worth the investment.

Many other disciplines at Kent State perform innovative research in education.  For example, in the Department of Psychology, researchers conduct studies on children's learning strategies, text comprehension, language acquisition and metacognition.

We invite you to explore our wide-ranging research focused on educational innovations in the College of Education, Health and Human Services and other disciplines.