Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2020

Abstract

This paper provides the first review and illustration of technology-use strategies for supporting student learning in different integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning environments. An integrated STEM learning environment may focus on integrating and learning science and mathematics or integrating and learning engineering and technology simultaneously for multiple levels of learners. An integrated STEM learning environment breaks down disciplinary boundaries and allows students to apply multidisciplinary knowledge in solving problems. This study illustrates four technology-use strategies to support student learning in an integrated STEM learning environment: a) providing authentic learning contexts, b) offering web-based inquiry environments, c) expanding learning through immersive and interactive technology, and d) transforming students from consumers to creators. It also addresses the challenges that manifest in integrated STEM learning environments. The study provides practical implications and research directions for technology-supported learning in integrated STEM learning environments.

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