In designing products backed by research, K-12 vendors need to know where to focus their internal resources, and when to seek outside expertise.
Silver McDonald, the general manager of LEGO Education North America, says students need products that will teach them about collaboration, innovation, and coding to develop skills for careers of the future.
Digital Promise plans to offer ed-tech product certifications, with the first category verifying whether a product is grounded in learning sciences research.
A new report looks at how the Every Student Succeeds Act’s mandate for evidence in school-turnaround strategies are playing out in five school districts.
The company buying AIR, Cambium Learning, is heavily invested in curriculum and software-as-a-service, and is owned by a private-equity firm, Veritas Capital.
The third-largest school district in Georgia is purchasing a volunteer management system; the Wake Forest, N.C. system is seeking a system to collect data on employee experiences; an Alabama district wants software to help manage its nutrition program.
A new special report from EdWeek Market Brief, based on a nationally representative survey, look at district leaders’ biggest problems in assessments, and how they expect products to solve those problems.
Learning scientist Bror Saxberg says the best research from his discipline is often missing from educational products and the professional development that goes with them.
Even if an education company isn’t ready to do large-scale, rigorous research on its product, doing smaller-scale research on user experience can pay dividends, EdWeek Market Brief Managing Editor Sean Cavanagh explains.
As AI’s role in education becomes more pervasive, educators need to know what questions to ask about products that use the technology, argued Andreas Oranje, an ETS official.