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Why Hasn't Digital Learning Fulfilled Its Promise?

The mass shift to remote learning has thrown the inadequacy of edtech into sharp relief. After billions invested in edtech, K-12 schools and colleges should have been better prepared for this moment. Instead, parents, students and educators struggled to make good on the promise of edtech “solutions' that felt like they were trapped in the 90s. Why hasn’t online learning unlocked a new era of pedagogical innovation? Have we sacrificed deeper learning in the name of scale and access?

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  1. Demystify research on pedagogical innovations with the potential to transform edtech
  2. Describe and explain key distinctions between online and remote learning
  3. Highlight specific models to illustrate how a focus on pedagogical innovation can lead to better edtech



Carlos Zavala, Senior Associate, Whiteboard Advisors

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  • Tags: edtech, higher education
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Converse
  • Track: Practice & Pedagogy
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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