Our research on the Learner Variability Project (LVP) has demonstrated the tremendous variability among learners. Without designing to reach the full diversity of learners, we risk creating inequitable solutions that support certain kinds of learners and not others, widening opportunity gaps.
Edtech products designed to attend to learner variability are more likely to support the broad range of a learner’s strengths and challenges that can vary in different contexts and that create multiple opportunities for differentiation.
The product is designed to support learners’ cognitive abilities, social and emotional needs, and personal backgrounds, using clear examples of how different learners benefit. Learner variability is supported by features that can be adjusted by the learners themselves to meet their varying needs. There is easily accessible, public-facing information on how the product has been designed to support variation among learners. Product developers have incorporated input from educators and diverse learners to inform design features.
A product that earns this certification will provide evidence of the following: