One fine day you come into your office, and find everyone singing the praises of a new technology for the classroom - or perhaps complaining bitterly about it. The question in your mind is, though, is it solely the technology's pedagogical merits that are causing these reactions, or are there other factors at work? For instance, could novelty and the expectations that surround it be causing the observed results? Join us as we discuss how expectation effects can confound the evaluation of new classroom practices, how to improve your evaluation methods so as to clear away this fog, and how to apply this methodology to the upcoming technologies discussed in the Horizon Report.


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