WCET's 29th Annual Meeting
Brewing Up Better Learning

Speaker: , Senior Academic Research Consultant, Pearson


In this session we propose to lead a discussion among edtech representatives, faculty, and administrators around frequently omitted pieces of research evidence required to make an informed decision about the likely effectiveness of a learning product-- evidence in addition to studies demonstrating that a product 'works'. Only by moving beyond the narrow question of efficacy can we begin to identify the premises needed to craft a more informative effectiveness argument to guide decisions about the value and relevance of an edtech product. To make this conversation more engaging, we will explore this topic through the lens of a brewery investor, evaluating whether or not to support a new microbrew venture.