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The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, in collaboration with policymakers, education leaders, practitioners, business leaders and other partners from throughout the state, is developing the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan to continue and accelerate North Carolina’s progress. To learn more about the plan and view the latest policy briefs, please visit http://ncdlplan.fi.ncsu.edu Example of Recent Product(s) AEA...

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, with funding support from the Hewlett and Oak Foundations, is continuing its exploration of scalable approaches to professional development for educators through the development and evaluation of Massively Open Online Courses for Educators (MOOC-Eds). The purpose of this evaluation is to determine the efficacy and impact of the MOOC-Eds on educators’ knowledge and professional...

In the summer of 2013, Hamilton County schools and Public Education Foundation (PEF) began a 1-to-1 computing pilot project intended to provide teachers with the opportunity to transform their classrooms into innovative, collaborative, learner-centered places. The primary purpose of this evaluation is to document the implementation process of this pilot project; identify successful strategies and potential challenges in transitioning to...

Headquartered in Chapel Hill, NC, VIF International Education (www.vifprogram.com) builds global education programs that prepare students for success in an interconnected world. For more than 25 years, educators have leveraged VIF’s professional development and curriculum, language acquisition, and teacher exchange programs to generate engaging learning environments where students can excel in core curriculum as well as develop valuable 21st century...

As part of a competitive grant competition run by Athabasca University (Principal Investigator: George Siemens), and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the purpose of the MOOC Research Initiative was to advance understanding of the role of MOOCs in the education sector and how emerging models of learning will influence traditional education. This study leveraged the Friday Institute’s...

Derived from the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T), the Performance Standards for In-service Teachers (NETS-T) is a tool for collecting data describing school staff’s confidence with technology use.

The Teacher Monthly Reflection Log is a tool for teachers to record their and their students’ use of various software programs and classroom equipment, and to reflect on their use of technology.