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How to design edtech dashboards: eleven principles

By Adam Black

Edtech can deliver powerful insights to teachers and learners. But, as data gets richer, edtech designers have to work harder to make it understandable and actionable. Here's a short deck of design principles I've developed over two decades (combining practices from data visualization, education research, and cognitive science) and recommended...

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Outcomes-driven design

By Adam Black

Outcomes-driven design puts your customer first. It keeps you and your teams focused on what your customers are trying to achieve. It enables you to engineer edtech to deliver greater value. It’s a paradigm changer. Here’s a powerful visual analogy.

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How to be successful analysing edtech data

By Adam Black

There’s a wealth of data emerging from edtech. To be successful in revealing useful and reliable insights, here are the battle-worn principles I’ve developed from two decades of analyzing behaviours, use cases, and outcomes.

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Beyond the hype of big data in education

By Adam Black

Are you drowning in edtech data, but starving for insights? Here are tips and tricks for deriving reliable and useful insights. A white paper published by Drs Rasil Warnakulasooriya and Adam Black at Macmillan Learning.

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How to design edtech for impact

By Adam Black

Great edtech delivers value by empowering teachers and helping learners to advance. But how do you design to achieve these outcomes? After two decades leading product, technology, and R&D teams, here are six key lessons.

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Six key principles for learning experience design

By Adam Black

Learning science is a huge area of research. Here are six key principles for edtech design derived from synthesizing “what works”. Published under Creative Commons by Dr. Jeff Bergin and team at Macmillan Learning.

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