Equitable Design as an EdTech Business Strategy


Traditional education systems aren’t designed for the diversity of America’s learners, and EdTech is no exception. This discussion will offer attendees a new paradigm for balancing learner and financial impact, offering tangible examples from leading EdTech companies of how identifying equity blind spots has allowed them to be better and more desirable partners to higher education institutions.

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  1. Understand how structural challenges lead to innovations being funneled towards the students who often need them the least.
  2. Gain practical tools for applying an equity lens to research, design, and evaluation.
  3. Learn how to partner with higher education institutions to further their efforts to be learner-centric.



Matt Griffin, Sr. Manager, External Communications, WGU Labs

Meta Information:

  • Tags: edtech, diversity & inclusion
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Accessibility & Inclusion
  • Session Focus Area Higher Education
  • Level: Field Experience

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