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How to design edtech dashboards: part 2—design examples
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
How to design impactful edtech: evidence levels to guide why, when, and how to invest in efficacy research
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 short deck showing how to use levels of evidence to frame your competitive ambition, investment case, and roadmap.
How to design edtech dashboards: part 1—eleven principles
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 reading.
How to be successful analysing edtech data
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.
Beyond the hype of big data in education
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.
An encyclopedia of Learning Design Principles
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.