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The Missing Link Between EdTech Innovators & Researchers

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

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  • Clara G.

    Hi all! We're hosting an edtech happy hour at Thirsty Bear in SF tomorrow, 2/27 at 6:30PM. Would love to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/1535180826707999/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

    February 26, 2014

  • Mike H.

    Jeanne, I'd love to present! Let's catch up tomorrow evening.

    February 23, 2014

    • Jeanne

      Sorry I was on the wait list..did not attend. I was suggesting it to the group as a whole...if they are looking for speakers.

      February 25, 2014

  • Christy

    I enjoyed this meetup. I thought the panelists were all quality. It did say it was a panel w/ Q and A. It did start late. One recommendation is for future ones, to have a breakdown of time (7-7:30 mingle, 7:30-8:30 talk, etc). As a teacher, I think having a current educator on the panel would been helpful to express the realities of the class or a longer q/a. Gayl understood due to her experience, but I think current challenges would help the researchers and start ups understand better.

    February 25, 2014

  • Eve H.

    I thought we were going to meet researchers in ed tech, this was sort of mis-represented, it wasn't very helpful, it started late, it was pretty much a waste of time

    February 25, 2014

    • Tim S.

      It did start late, which is unfortunate.

      1 · February 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I agree with Tim, the topic was the link between research and edtech entrepreneurs and there were some interesting insights into this. There was a lack of researchers currently in academia/at university (which would have been interesting), however there were numerous mentions of how to link with academia and also projects connected with university research (Steve from WestEd mentioned some).

      Another issue I (as a teacher) feel is interesting and important is how to improve the link between academic research and teachers in the classroom. But that's a topic for another time!

      2 · February 25, 2014

  • jackie

    This was my first time attending an edSurge meetup and I'm looking forward to many more! It's interesting hearing and having smaller discussions about the many sides of education, technology, research, and how they conflict/intersect. Also, props to the moderator!

    February 25, 2014

  • Maria z.

    By far one of the most interesting meetups I have attended. We met people who actually do research in Edtech. The panel was incredible.

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm also heading down from San Francisco, so would love to provide company to anyone driving! ([masked])

    February 24, 2014

    • Rina

      Are you walking from the train? Trying to gauge the walk.

      February 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Google found a bus I could take from the Caltrain station so I thought I'd jump on that.

      February 24, 2014

  • Evan S.

    For anyone planning to drive down from San Francisco: if you'd like some company, send me an email! [masked]

    February 24, 2014

    • Peter L.

      Call me and if you're near Park PResidio/19th av. I'll pick you up. Pete

      February 24, 2014

    • Peter L.

      [masked]

      February 24, 2014

  • Angad S.

    Has the location changed? I remember it was listed as CERAS at Stanford when I signed up but seems to be in Redwood City now.

    February 24, 2014

  • Janelle

    I"m new to EdSurge and hoping (maybe you guys already do?) someone will audio or video tape ... or even give the highlights of the presentation and include it in the next EdSurge email? I'm so excited to see these topic being reviewed :) Thanks!

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • Jeanne

    Mike - how about if your the next speaker? Do you present?

    February 23, 2014

  • Mike H.

    I'm Mike from Amazon.com, and we have a lot of data on how users interact with games. I hope this data might be relevant to helping students engage with education apps.

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • James S.

    Sadly, I'll be traveling during this meetup. See you at the next one!

    February 19, 2014

  • Kevin Jun Zeng C.

    I'm Kevin from Singapore and am looking forward to connecting to you guys from the Bay Area ed-tech scene! Looking forward to learn how you guys do things here!

    February 13, 2014

  • Bruno Cani Stüssi N.

    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Bruno and I'm a partner at Gera (www.geraventure.com.br)­, a Brazilian VC Fund focused 100% in education, which has Jorge Paulo Lemann as its main investor. We have the dual objective of creating substantial impact on education while delivering attractive financial returns. If you want to talk about the edtech market, Brazil or any other related matter, feel free to contact me at bruno.cani@geraventure.c­om.br

    Look forward to meeting you all.

    Best,
    Bruno

    1 · February 9, 2014

  • Suzy

    Hey, looking forward to the event and hope to be able to attend. I am DEMO'ing TinkerEd at the Launch Festival the same day / night :-) http://tinkered.co are very passionate about connecting EdTech and educators. This will be another awesome EdSurge event!

    1 · February 9, 2014

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