The Importance of Gathering Evidence of Edtech Impact


Apr 27, 2021

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This commentary originally appeared on Education Technology on April 23, 2021.

The past year has demonstrated edtech's capacity for providing innovative solutions that have the potential to help children learn under adverse circumstances. Given the increased reliance on technology to support learning, now may be a good time for edtech companies to start thinking more seriously about the data they collect and how they use it.…

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Elena Rosa Brown is a research leader at RAND Europe in the field of early years and education and led the evaluation of the Sparx data.