Your are engaged in educational technology research? Looking for validated research instruments for analyzing learning processes? 

In our database, you will find a collection of the most relevant research instruments for measuring learning processes in digital environments. It is based on a systematic search on literature in scholarly journals from 2000 to 2020. Our  database comprises of around 150 instruments including Items, that have been used successfully in the various contexts of education. We have thorougly checked the most relevant publications at the Learning Lab and have restricted entries in our database to instruments that are directly available for immediate use in your research project.

This project is funded within the  BMBF-Metaproject Digitization in Education. The aim is to support researchers to find approriate instruments and to facilitate the discussion about valid and reliable measures for research. On the basis of this database, our next step will be to evaluate the type of instruments, and to contribute to the improvement of the development of quality instruments in the field.   

The research instruments have been coded (and can be accessed) according to indicators related to behavioural, affective cognitive and metacognitive processes as well as indicators relating to student engagement and learning outcome. They have been categorized as questionnaires, behavioural observations, interviews or behavioural traces. Moreover, they can be sorted by the different sectors of education. Also, core values have been documented (reliability, number of items and source) and whether the instrucments have been psychometrically validated. Additionaly, coding schemes for some open-ended questions or interviews are included.

EdTech Research Instruments

In order to illustrate how the database can be used in your research project, we created a screencast that shortly presents its main functions:

We are looking forward to your comments and for references to further instruments!
Please, feel free to contact us: Katja Buntins 

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