Redesigning Ed Tech: A Human-Centered Panelstorm.
If teenagers are experiencing the world through technology, why is ed tech failing to meet the most pressing needs in K-12 education?
Countless startups are trying to bring innovation into classrooms but often fail to have impact on the system they set out to change: Educators often revert back to analog tools. Districts are ill equipped to handle pilots. Funders are challenged to find the right grantees.
What's missing is a deep understanding of the needs of students and educators – a human-centered approach to designing what’s desirable and fun for students, and supports educators’ goals.
How Might We use technology to create true impact in K-12 education?
With this panel-storm, we want to come up with new, human-centered ideas of how ed tech can make much more of an impact than it achieves today. A panel of experts will provide insight into what is going well and wrong today, and share inspiration and feedback with the audience. Everyone is encouraged to participate.
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Additional Supporting Materials
- How can entrepreneurs learn more about the needs of today’s K-12 classrooms?
- How can educators and districts engage in a startup’s development and prototyping process?
- How can educators and funders evaluate the quality of new ed tech products quickly and easily?
Annette Diefenthaler, Design Research and Project Lead, IDEO