The Prevalence and Quality of Empirical Research on the NETS-T 1999-2009
Jeremy Browne, The College at Brockport: State University of New York, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) were revised in 2008, less than eight years after their initial publication. Though the constantly shifting technological landscape may necessitate such a rapid reexamination of national standards, providing peer-reviewed empirical research to support the use of those standards takes a great deal of time. This study investigated the extent to which researchers were able to report the results of studies on the effectiveness of the original NETS-T during their short lifespan. The Education Resources Information Center database only contained three empirical research articles on the NETS-T, and all three lacked specific traits of rigorous research. The issue of rapidly changing technology and slow research methods is discussed as a possible explanation for this dearth of defensible research.
Browne, J. (2010). The Prevalence and Quality of Empirical Research on the NETS-T 1999-2009. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1365-1371). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).