Schools spend a lot of money on teacher PD, often with little impact. What do we, as vendors and startups, need to do to attract new PD business?
The Natick, Mass. public schools’ blended learning transition has been going on for seven years and the results so far have been impressive. Teachers and students report that using computers more deeply improves their education. What ed-tech company wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
Evergreen Consulting Group CEO John Watson, who has been analyzing blended learning trends for more than a decade, outlines the steps companies should take to succeed in this market.
Seventy percent of district leaders have no information on students’ Internet access away from school, says the Consortium for School Networking, which represents K-12 chief tech officers.
A think tank has created a searchable online hub with information on school districts’ use of blended learning and the vendors they choose for that ed-tech work.
Pearson said its performance has taken hits recently because of shifts in the international market, and it will increase its focus on adaptive products and online and blended learning.