EdTechNext Reports

Ed Tech Next reports are periodic publications which examine hot emerging technologies ranging from data to infrastructure to green computing. Designed for busy professionals, these reports provide quick snapshots of a rapidly changing field, giving you succinct summaries of the issues as well as discussion questions or case studies to guide your thinking. This report series is consistently rated as one of our most valuable member benefits.

Spring 2019 EdTechNext Report: Sustaining and Scaling Innovation

This issue of EdTechNext aligns with the CoSN Driving K–12 Innovation initiative, an annual series of publications that explores hurdles, accelerators and tech enablers to innovation in education around the world. 

The Driving K–12 Innovation Advisory Board of more than 100 international educational technology experts identified scaling and sustaining innovation as both a top five hurdle to address in 2019 and the most difficult to surmount.

EdTechNext dives into this challenge with expert perspectives, profiles of educational organizations and schools that are working strategically to scale and sustain innovation, and practical guidance for district and school technology leaders. Chris Dede of Harvard University reflects on how the context for scaling and sustainability has changed since he developed his Framework for Scaling and Sustaining Innovation a decade ago. The issue also highlights more recent problem-based approaches to innovation and sustainable change. 

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Past EdTech Next Reports Include:
  • Redesigning Learning Spaces (2018)
  • Artificial Intelligence (2018)
  • Digital Tools for Problem-Based Learning (2017)
  • Students as Digital Creators (2016)
  • Identity and Access Management: Fundamentals for Securing Student Data and Privacy (2015)
  • Dimensions in Learning: Visualizing, Designing, and Making in 3D (2015)
  • Learning Analytics: Using Data to Personalize Teaching and Learning (2014)
  • Small Screens, Big Plans: Building Mobile into your Content Application and Strategy (2014)
  • Security and Privacy of Cloud Computing (2013)
  • Online Communities of Practice: Ecosystems for Professional Growth (2012)
  • Safe and Secure? Managing the Risk of Personal Devices (2012)
  • Flexile Mobile Platforms (2012)
Please note: Ed Tech Next reports are free for CoSN members only. All reports are available for download in the Resources area.

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