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Our Team

Who we are

We are a purpose-conceived organization specifically called on by sector leaders to build trust and community, unlock access to information, and activate a bold plan to show what is working where.

We are not an association, company, or sales platform. We are teachers and researchers at heart, born from University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development, and committed to helping every single classroom.

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What we do

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Groundbreaking research

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Groundbreaking research

We pay stipends to educators to document their edtech implementations, using new instruments developed by our sector-wide initiative, the EdTech Genome Project.

  • Elevating educator voices
  • 10 variables established by the field
  • Shared language to describe implementation contexts
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Actionable, personalized insights

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Actionable, personalized insights

We match K-12 educators to reports about edtech implementation written by educators working in similar contexts. Review evidence from educators working in contexts like yours to learn:

  • What worked
  • What didn’t work
  • What your match recommends
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Essential
convenings

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Essential
convenings

We facilitate meaningful conversations and convene leading voices from across the sector to solve collective action problems.

  • EdTech Efficacy Academic Research Symposium
  • Conversations to Elevate Educator Voice in the National Research Agenda
  • EdTech after COVID: Hope or Hype?
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Customized
guidance

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Customized
guidance

We address a national problem on a local level by working directly with state, regional, and local education agencies to help them improve edtech selection and implementation processes.

  • Collect data about edtech context environments
  • Collect data about edtech implementation experiences
  • Associate edtech context environments with successful and unsuccessful edtech implementation
Our Services

Right tool. Right context.

Educators estimate that 85% of edtech tools are poor fits or poorly implemented. We work directly to support decision-makers and offer a variety of services to help educators make better-informed decisions about edtech tools and how to best implement them in their learning spaces.

 

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The Exchange Platform

Find what works in contexts like yours

Our Context Inventory and matching algorithm connect educators to comprehensive reports on edtech implementations by contextual peers.

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The Exchange Platform

A 30-minute survey could save you money

Currently 85% of edtech in K-12 is either a bad fit or poorly implemented. By providing info about their implementation contexts, decision-makers can access a trove of hard-won wisdom about what works where, and why.

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The Exchange Platform

Give a little,
get a lot

Like the children’s story Stone Soup, the Exchange Platform is taking a community-focused approach to crowdsource contributions, for the benefit of all.

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The Genome Project

Research is what we do: the EdTech Genome Project

Since 2019, the EdTech Genome Project has united more than 130 researchers, system leaders, practitioners, advocates, association leaders, and edtech industry representatives to define contextual variables and build the foundation for the Exchange Platform. Through our research, we are constantly learning and creating instruments to measure what matters most in education technology implementation.

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Framework development

We convened the education sector to achieve consensus on how to describe and define implementation contexts.

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Data
collection blitz

We are paying stipends to hundreds of thousands of educators to document their contexts and edtech implementations.

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Insights at scale

Educators and industry will use our data and analysis to strengthen tool development, selection, and implementation.

Research is what we do: the EdTech Genome Project

Since 2019, the EdTech Genome Project has united more than 130 researchers, system leaders, practitioners, advocates, association leaders, and edtech industry representatives to define contextual variables and build the foundation for the Exchange Platform. Through our research, we are constantly learning and creating instruments to measure what matters most in education technology implementation.

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The time has come to give the education professionals the mechanism, shared language, incentives, and support they need to document their work for the common good.

Robert C. Pianta Dean of the University of Virginia School of Education and Human
Development, and Chairman of the Board for the EdTech Evidence Exchange
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We know that the effectiveness of technology in the classroom depends on a constellation of factors, from school culture to technical capacity to support from school and district leadership.

Joseph South Chief Learning Officer at ISTE and Co-chair of the EdTech
Genome Project Steering Committee
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If you are an educator, sign up to be contacted when stipends are available for documenting your experiences with edtech.

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