Lesson series

EdTech Standards of Evidence - Teachers

It is important for teachers to look at the evidence for the impact of new EdTech products before using them in their classroom because not all technology is effective in improving student learning. Using technology that has not been shown to be effective can be a waste of time and resources, and can also potentially harm student learning. By looking at the evidence, teachers can determine if a product has been shown to be effective in similar educational contexts, and can make an informed decision about whether or not to use the product in their own classroom. This FREE course will introduce you to the key research concepts that underpin the EdTech Standards of Evidence.
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What's included?

  • Introduction to the standards
  • Short and concise micro-lectures
  • Test your knowledge on the key concepts 
  • Sign posting to best practice 
  • 1 Certification 

Build strong foundations

Learn how education is moving towards an evidence based and informed profession and why teachers need to evaluate the evidence before implementing new technology in the classroom. 

Develop your knowledge 

The on-demand micro-lectures help you to build your knowledge of research design and methods. The couse is designed to be short and impactful, providng you the foundational knowledge to support your professional judgements when deciding to use new EdTech products in your classroom.

Course Lessons

Meet the instructor

Dr Wayne Harrison

Wayne graduated as a science teacher in 2004, teaching in schools in the North East of England. After a career in teaching, he was awarded a 1+3 scholarship at Durham University to complete an MA in Research Methods and a PhD focused on evidence based education. 

Wayne has a keen interest in EdTech, after previously managing the projects to build two online peer tutoring platforms to help disadvantaged learners access one to one tuition. 

When he is not talking about evidence in education, he enjoys spending time with his family and fishing at his local lake.  
Patrick Jones - Course author
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