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Show me the evidence: How do you procure your school’s ed-tech?

Despite the crucial role of ed-tech during the pandemic, it is surprising how rarely schools ask for evidence of impact, says Dan Sandhu. He urges schools to challenge ed-tech companies to share their evidence...

Schools’ use of ed-tech has increased exponentially in the past year. It has been a remarkable period of change. Schools are now more knowledgeable about how they can use ed-tech and, most importantly, what works for their local context.

Schools have learned that not all approaches and tools work for them and that what works well for one school may not be best for another.

Just ahead of the first lockdown, nine leading ed-tech companies founded the EdTech Evidence Group (EEG). Our goal was to encourage ed-tech companies to provide clear evidence about the impact of their products and services in the classroom. A year on, this agenda is even more important.

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