A new report on the value of research in edtech design offers a critical and detailed look at how learners and products alike can benefit from research-infused design.
An Overlooked Indicator of Edtech Quality: The Use of Learning Sciences Research, from Digital Promise, highlights how edtech products see learning sciences research as a beneficial, and even vital, part of their operation.
Some key findings explored in the report include:
1. Learning and development as a practice and industry is not fixed, and incorporating learning sciences research ensures product design and development can be as dynamic as the evolution of educational research.
“Leveraging research provides product developers with ongoing opportunities to learn about best practices that emerge from new learning sciences studies as well as contribute to the growing body of literature on a particular domain of learning,” according to the report.