WATCH: What Works Where, and Why? The EdTech Genome Project panel at ASU+GSV Summit 2020


ASU+GSV Session Summary: Your edtech product is great. Some schools use it exactly as you intend, and see great results. But other schools struggle to implement your product. And some schools fail entirely. Why?  What are the contextual factors that explain these disparities among different school environments?  How can understanding these variables lead to better matches between a school and the products that are most likely to thrive in their unique environment? 

These questions have only become more urgent as we look to recover from the COVID-19 learning crisis. To help answer them, the EdTech Evidence Exchange (formerly known as the Jefferson Education Exchange) and the University of Virginia launched the EdTech Genome Project. For the past 18 months, dozens of industry experts, researchers, practitioners, and system leaders have been developing a common language, measurement instruments, and a framework that we can all use to better understand context.

Watch the video of this 45-minute ASU+GSV panel featuring the leaders of this sector-wide initiative.


  • Malvika Bhagwat, Director of Outcomes and Efficacy, Owl Ventures
  • Rose Else-Mitchell (moderator), Chair, EdTech Genome Industry Council
  • Bart Epstein, CEO, EdTech Evidence Exchange
  • Anthony Kingston, Coordinator of Technology, Alabaster City Schools (AL)
  • Lanette Trowery, Senior Director of Learning Research & Strategy, McGraw-Hill

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