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ERIC Number: ED573432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Connecting Teachers and Ed-Tech Developers: Lessons from NYC's "Gap App" Program. Technical Appendices
Villavicencio, Adriana; Siman, Nina; Lafayette, Camille; Kang, David
Research Alliance for New York City Schools
In 2011, with support from a federal Investing in Innovation grant, the NYC Department of Education launched Innovate NYC Schools. The initiative was designed to address two, related challenges to effectively integrating education technology (ed-tech) into classrooms: First, procurement of ed-tech tools is often hampered by a disconnect between teaching and learning demands on one hand, and developers' supply of tools and services on the other. Educators are not always informed about the tools and interventions that are available, while developers may not fully understand students' and teachers' needs. Second, because the DOE's traditional procurement process via formal Requests for Proposals is lengthy, it may prevent some developers from bidding, and technology that was brand new when an RFP was released may be outdated by the time it reaches schools. The report that accompanies these technical appendices focuses on Innovate NYC's Gap App challenge and pilot program, which invited developers to submit an app aimed at solving a specific learning challenge. The following appendices are included in this document: (1) Teacher Focus Group Protocol; (2) Developer Interview Protocol; (3) Department of Education Innovate NYC Staff Interview Protocol; (4) Teacher Questionnaire; and (5) Teacher and Student Survey Construct Items. [For the full report, "Connecting Teachers and Ed-Tech Developers: Lessons from NYC's "Gap App" Program. Report," see ED573431.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research-practitioner Partnerships; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York University, Research Alliance for New York City Schools
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)