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Stephen Downes

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This post argues that ed tech entrepreneurs should work hand-in-hand with schools to develop new technology. "They're co-designing solutions with school partners. They're running pilot programs in real classrooms to improve the usability of their product. They're conducting ongoing research... they're embracing the idea that edtech should augment the good work schools are doing." I must admit to being sceptical about the idea of such partnerships. Too often the schools needs are shaped by the company's needs. There's a real issue of finding school resources to help companies develop products. And there is the problem of accountability, as so many public-private partnership (PPP) debacles have proven.

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