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ERIC Number: ED566874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 68
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Ed Tech Developer's Guide: A Primer for Software Developers, Startups, and Entrepreneurs
Bienkowski, Marie; Gerard, Sarah Nixon; Rubin, Shawn; Sanford, Cathy; Borrelli-Murray, Dana; Driscoll, Tom; Arora, Jessie; Hruska, Mike; Beck, Katie; Murray, Thomas; Hoekstra, Jason; Gannes, Stuart; Metz, Edward; Midgley, Steve; Castilla, Stephanie; Tomassini, Jason; Madda, Mary Jo; Chase, Zac; Martin, Erik; Noel, Marcus; Styles, Kathleen
Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education
Opportunities abound for software designers and developers to create impactful tools for teachers, school leaders, students, and their families. This guide for developers, startups, and entrepreneurs addresses key questions about the education ecosystem and highlights critical needs and opportunities to develop digital tools and apps for learning. Crowd-sourced from knowledgeable educators, developers, and researchers who were willing to share what they have learned, this guide is designed to help entrepreneurs apply technology in smart ways to solve persistent problems in education. Ten opportunities for technology to transform teaching & learning are detailed: (1) Improving mastery of academic skills; (2) Developing skills to promote lifelong learning; (3) Increasing family engagement; (4) Planning for future education opportunities; (5) Designing effective assessments; (6) Improving educator professional development; (7) Improving educator productivity; (8) Making learning accessible to all students; (9) Closing opportunity gaps; and (10) Closing achievement gaps.
Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 202-401-1444; Fax: 202-401-3941; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED), Office of Educational Technology; SRI International
Grant or Contract Numbers: ED04CO0040/0010
IES Cited: ED565838