Overview

The rise of a knowledge-based economy and society calls upon schools to produce a citizenry with collaborative and creative capabilities and other “21st century skills.” The Technology and Co-Creativity in Learning (TaCCL) Reseaerch Lab, directed by Dr. Jianwei Zhang at the University at Albany-SUNY, is dedicated to exploring new possibilities of engaging students in collaborative and creative knowledge work within and across disciplinary areas with the support of new technologies. Our current work focuses on:

  • Pedagogical innovation to foster knowledge-building processes that are essential to real-world knowledge communities;
  • Technological design and application to support sustained creative work and collaboration;
  • Learning analytics and assessment tools to trace idea progress and interaction;
  • Teacher creativity and collaboration to sustain classroom innovation.