Why Ed Tech Is Not Used and What to Do About It


A growing body of research is now available that shows many of the ed-tech tools schools invest in are simply not used extensively, and in numerous cases, not at all. An analysis by BrightBytes found that a median of 30 percent of the ed-tech licenses purchased by K-12 districts are never used. That is a troubling and confusing reality for educators at all levels. This session will examine what constitutes a low usage rate and what steps schools should take to raise those rates.

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  1. Learn what constitutes a low usage rate for educational technology products.
  2. Learn why ed-tech products tend to have low usage rates in K-12 schools.
  3. Hear about steps to take to improve the usage rates of ed-tech products.



Kevin Bushweller, Assistant Managing Editor, Education Week

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  • Tags: edtech
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: K-12 Education
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Field Experience

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