Schedule at a Glance
EdTech Research: Who Pays Attention?
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM:
Format: Concurrent Session - 60 Minutes
Primary Essential Skill: Leadership and Vision
Secondary Essential Skill: Ethics & Policies
Audience: School System Administrators
Brief Session Description: There's a lot of hype surrounding the products flooding today's $8 billion edtech market, with new startups and products emerging each month, many of them claiming to improve teaching and learning. But when it comes to districts' decision making, how much attention are they paying to companies' claims of having "research" behind their products? Does evidence of a product's impact really matter? What kind of research are district leaders looking for -- and what research or evidence gets overlooked or ignored? Join us for a discussion on the state of edtech research, whether it matters, and what to do about it next.
Skill Level: Beginner