Educational Technology

April 28, 2018

Re-examining the Trust We Place in EdTech

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:39 am

by Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

Tneed to realize that the vetting of edtech products may be minimal to nonexistent. Teacher education programs have not emphasized the factors that should be involved in selecting instructional materials since teachers—especially newer ones—usually relied on well-established textbooks that had been through a thorough review process. But with the rise of websites such as Teachers Pay Teachers, even novice teachers now need to be experts in assessing materials before they, for example, purchase a Google Slide deck created by another teacher to use in their classrooms. In other words, it is long past time to reconsider the trust that most people place in edtech.

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