After observing teachers and students interact with technology over many
years, Liz Kolb began to wonder: How do we move students from a high-attention,
low-commitment to learning with digital devices to a high-attention,
high-commitment to learning tasks? Her extensive research into this question led
to the development of the Triple E Framework (covered in the 2017 ISTE book
First, Technology Second), in which the learning goal — not the tool —
is the most important element of a given lesson.
students learn is built into the Triple E Framework, allowing teachers to choose
the tool and pedagogical strategies that best fit the learning goal. Ultimately,
the Triple E Framework is meant to support the teacher in making choices with
technology and instructional strategies based on the learning goal and the
science of learning.
• Provides an overview of the popular and highly regarded Triple E
• Provides a compelling lens through which to understand and apply
the research and strategies tied to the framework using a myth vs. reality
• Features a suggested step-by-step process for instructional
designers and tech coaches to use the framework with classroom teachers for
better lesson design.
• Discusses how two schools have systematically
integrated the Triple E Framework across their district.
effective teaching strategies directly to the ISTE Standards for Students and
the ISTE Standards for Educators.
For Learning First, Technology Second readers, this book will build
on their knowledge, providing a brief overview as well as new research,
scenarios, cases and ideas for using technology in education. For readers new to
the framework, this book will provide all of the essential research and tools
mentioned above, along with an overview of the framework, so they can apply what
they learn without missing a beat.
About the Author
Liz Kolb is a clinical associate
professor of education technologies at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
She has written several books, including Learning First, Technology
Second (ISTE 2017). In addition, Kolb has published numerous articles and
book chapters on new technologies and education in prominent publications such
as Education Leadership, School Administrator Magazine, Scholastic magazines,
Edutopia and Learning & Leading with Technology. She has been a featured and
keynote speaker at conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is currently
co-chairing an auxiliary committee for the U.S. Office of Education Technology
on sustainable professional development in teacher education. She’s a Michigan
Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) board member and a member of
the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) advisory board for mobile learning
and emerging technologies. Kolb is the creator of the Triple E Framework, an
open-source framework for K-12 teachers and administrators to use to assess the
effectiveness of technology in lesson plans. Kolb is also the creator of the 4T
Virtual Conference, a free conference for over 3,000 K-12 educators held each