March 12, 2019
For K-12 leaders, asking whether education technology works isn’t a good enough question. It’s important to also drill down into details about what kind of technology you’re considering, for what purpose, with which students, and under what circumstances.
In recent years, researchers have started building an evidence base robust enough to consider such angles. Now, a center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has taken a stab at summarizing what the field has learned.
“We recognized that the hype and investment around ed tech has so far outpaced the rigorous research in terms of what’s actually effective,” said Vincent Quan, the senior policy manager at < href=”http://news.mit.edu/2019/mit-jpal-what-126-studies-tell-us-about-education-technology-impact-0226″>MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab’s North America office, on why such a