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How to design edtech dashboards: part 2—design examples

By Adam Black

Here's a short deck illustrating how to design more actionable edtech dashboards for educators applying the eleven principles I've previously published (combining practices from data visualization, education research, and cognitive science) to a fictional higher-education courseware product

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How to design more impactful edtech: using levels of evidence to guide why, when, and how to invest in efficacy research

By Adam Black

Investing in efficacy research can sound like an indulgence for an edtech startup that’s moving quickly and staying lean. But from experience taking many major edtech products to market, I’ve found that smart investments in efficacy research will help you to design edtech that’s more impactful and more competitive—and faster. Here’s a...

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How to design edtech dashboards: part 1—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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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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An encyclopedia of Learning Design Principles

By Adam Black

A number of teams are very usefully synthesizing learning science research into guidelines for edtech and content developers. This comprehensive suite is published under Creative Commons by Pearson and covers topics from objectives, to metacognition, and cognitive load.

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