The State of Evidence in EdTech
EdTech is growing.
The EdTech industry has been through a huge amount of change in recent years and the future is predicted to be optimistic after showing significant growth. Business-Leader reported COVID-19 lockdowns and school closures resulted in 72% growth in the market in 2020, with the UK attracting 41% of all EdTech investment coming into Europe.
State of Evidence in EdTech Report
The future of the EdTech industry looks bright, with significant growth potential and opportunities for innovation. There are, however, challenges to be addressed, such as the digital divide, access to technology, and ensuring the quality of educational products.
This report, produced by EVR (EDUCATE Ventures Research) in collaboration with BESA (British Educational Suppliers Association), is designed to give an overview of the current EdTech landscape, and how evidence is increasingly expected to, and used to, successfully demonstrate efficacy, inform decision making, build trust, evaluate impact, and develop better products, and build profitable businesses.
The report includes examples of case studies from companies who are building their evidence base and leveraging it to demonstrate impact. It also looks to the future and what might be next for the EdTech industry, and how measurable impact evidence will be the new currency of conversation as more regions introduce regulatory frameworks and guidelines, and how smart data science can help every company, no matter their size, get the best from their data.
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Educators are looking for evidence: the DfE 2021 EdTech Survey reported teachers wanted evidence on the benefits of technology use in education and in 2020 they stated that 50% of UK teachers identified the main barrier to using EdTech as lack of staff knowledge about what products do.
Evidence can be used to build trust between EdTech creators and users, evaluate educational impact, inform decision making across an organisation and build profitable businesses.
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