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Friday, 11th October 2013

Alive in the Swamp: Assessing Digital Innovations in Education

Source: NESTA (UK)

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This report provides practical advice on how to navigate through digital innovations in education, and suggests where more innovation effort is needed....

The authors argue that we should seek digital innovations that produce at least twice the learning outcome for half the cost of our current tools. To achieve this, three forces need to come together. One is technology, the other pedagogy, and the third is change knowledge, or how to secure transformation across an entire school system.

The core of the report is the development of an Index that brings these three elements together, and which allows us to systematically evaluate new digital innovations. We hope that the Index will be used to guide decision making, policy making and innovation effort.

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