“Educators who use edtech say they do so because they believe it supports their work with individual students’ learner variability. 93 percent call this an important or very important factor in deciding which edtech to use.”
-Learning in the 21st Century: How the American Public, Parents, and Teachers View Educational Priorities and How to Achieve Them
Do you agree? Sign the Promise!
The Research-Based Product Promise is a campaign to bring high-quality education technology (edtech) products to each unique learner. Our mission is to demand edtech products that use research to design learning experiences that attend to the needs of the full diversity of learners.
Join the movement! By signing the Research-Based Product Promise, you demonstrate your commitment to edtech products that incorporate research in their design and development. Your signature on this promise calls for edtech products that:
1. Regularly consult Learning Sciences Research1
We demand edtech products conduct regularly scheduled literature scans and, when appropriate, landscape analyses to remain well-informed and up-to-date on the most recent Learning Sciences Research. We demand edtech products incorporate new, relevant strategies discovered through research to support each learner.
2. Ground product design and development in rigorous research
We demand edtech products that are grounded in rigorous Learning Sciences Research. We demand edtech products use theoretical frameworks to guide and drive design and development to ensure instructional decisions are based on research findings about how students learn.
3. Provide transparency about the research driving product design
We demand edtech products share the Learning Sciences Research findings that guide product design and development in formats that are easily accessible. We commit to championing the notion that education leaders, educators, and families should have access to the research that guides product design and development.
4. Design at the margins to support diverse learners
We demand edtech products focus on research that emphasizes the voices and experiences of learners who have been marginalized to identify and incorporate features into products that support the full diversity of learners.
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1. Learning Sciences Research is an interdisciplinary, research-based field that studies how people learn, often to identify strategies to better support learners.