Ecological Approach to Technology Integration: A Comparative Analysis of Technology in Collaborative Learning Environment

Dhvani Toprani, Marcela Borge

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With the increasing use of diverse technologies among K-12 learners the process of technology integration needs to be revisited. In this study we take an ecological approach to understand the impacts of technology on learning by conducting systemic analysis of tradeoffs associated with technology use on multiple learning outcomes. By analyzing student interactions, we examine productive and unproductive talk around different types of technologies. Our findings present quantitative and qualitative data to understand the distribution and nature of different types of talk around different technologies. We conclude the study by discussing the learning outcomes that different technologies supported and the need to take an ecological approach towards technology integration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Collaboration Toward Educational Innovation for All: Overarching Research, Development, and Practices, CSCL 2022 - Proceedings, part of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, ISLS 2022
EditorsArmin Weinberger, Wenli Chen, Davinia Hernandez-Leo, Bodong Chen
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781737330646
StatePublished - 2022
Event15th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2022 - Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: Jun 6 2022Jun 10 2022

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
ISSN (Print)1573-4552


Conference15th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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