Producing engaging and effective technology is difficult. For edu-preneurs, working with teachers and students is crucial in creating or improving products and services, but there is less contact with academia. How can decades of scientific research on learning be used for practical applications?
Meanwhile, digital cloud-based products raise new opportunities for education researchers to examine real-world learning with thousands of students. By collecting and analyzing rich data and systematically comparing the benefits of different product features, researchers can support innovators and teachers in designing products students enjoy and learn from.
This meetup is a chance to start conversations between people developing ed-tech products and researchers exploring how people learn. To discuss how to identify convenient collaborations, and support success, a diverse group of panelists will be moderated by EdSurge's Leonard Medlock:
• Gayle Allen, Ed.D., MBA, Chief Learning Officer at BrightBytes
• Steve Schneider, Ph.D. Senior Program Director for STEM program at WestEd
• Tamas Makany, Learning Researcher at GlassLab by Institute of Play
• David Hatfield, Director of Assessment at Kidaptive