Can Research Keep Up with Edtech? | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

“Traditionally, teachers would be assigned a textbook and asked to use it. They were likely unaware of the many steps that the publisher of the text had taken to create, vet, edit, and review everything that went into that textbook. The book might not have been fascinating to students, but the information in it was based on research and reliable. In other words, content quality was largely outsourced, and teachers need not add it to the list of things that they needed to worry about. Edtech, however, does not usually have the same kind of review or research in place before teachers use it. And this leads to a problem with edtech: Can research keep up?”