The two organizations share an interest in improving the use of research in ed tech, and making sure products are implemented effectively.
The mapping tool aims to help researchers identify similar projects so that they can work together, avoid duplicative efforts, and bridge gaps across the field.
The informal audience-research sessions give education businesses the opportunity to hear directly from educators about products and features.
Education companies and educators need help not only curtailing online cheating, but encouraging students to understand proper sourcing and how to generate and convey their own ideas.
Hiring managers and executives at companies serving K-12 districts see enormous benefits in the ideas and specialized skills that applicants from outside the education field can bring.
An EdWeek Market Brief survey asks about what motivates teachers, school principals, and administrators to leave their jobs and what roles they want within businesses.
Ed-tech companies need to weave privacy protections into product design and the very fabric of what they do, says Linnette Attai, who consults organizations on GDPR and other regulations.
Interim testing will be the focus of new product reviews by EdReports and the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment.
Classroom educators are particularly well-suited for roles in product development and driving innovation, panelists at the ISTE show said this week.
At a moment when many districts are investing in expansive tutoring efforts, companies are under rising pressure to prove their programs’ effectiveness.