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.  

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 12:00am

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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 9:58am

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.

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 5:03am

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.

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 3:26am

It has been an exciting year in the AT&T Classroom with classes exploring a variety of innovative tools for teaching and learning.  We have been so impressed and inspired by the work of the visiting teachers and students.

RCET would like to thank the following teachers & schools who have participated during the 2014-15 year:

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 4:34pm

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.