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Considering impact

Hear about the consideration of impact of your use of education technologies

In this video, we hear Alison Clark-Wilson and Kristen Weatherby speak to Iesha Small about EdTech strategy and impact.

Alison reflects on how ‘EdTech’ isn’t just one tool but several that are often inter-connected. Being able to reach a judgement that a piece of technology works and has impact in your context is therefore not easy. Setting some parameters around a small, systematic pilot can be helpful: which class, how long, what goals? Be prepared to support teachers in coming to things naturally and slowly. Remember that what works in one context won’t necessarily work in every context.

It’s worth considering how this can be addressed in the current context where schools may have been, or are still operating very differently due to COVID-19. It’s important to acknowledge that any online learning experienced at this time is ‘emergency remote teaching’ rather than ‘online learning’ and its impact and efficacy should be viewed through this lens. This article outlines this.

Once you’ve reflected on the points raised with other course participants, click the ‘Mark as complete’ button below and then select ‘Using data to drive school efficiencies’ to explore how education technology can affect the workload associated with data.
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