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Volume 17  Issue 1  

Reflections on Preparing Educators to Evaluate the Efficacy of Educational Technology: An Interview With Joseph South

by Glen Bull, J. Michael Spector, Kay Persichitte & Ellen Meiers
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Joseph South, an educational researcher, technology consultant, and former director of the U.S. Office of Educational Technology participated in a research initiative on Educational Technology Efficacy Research organized by the Jefferson Education Accelerator, Digital Promise, and the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. The working group in which he participated, one of 10, focused on preparing future teachers and educational leaders to make effective decisions related to evaluation of educational technology products and selection of appropriate technology tools.  South responded to interview questions developed by members of Working Group E of the Jefferson Education Accelerator initiative on the Efficacy of Educational Technology Research.