How Publishers Foresee the Evolution of Educational Technology

Friday May 27, 2016 from 9-10 am Pacific / 12-1 pm Eastern

Webinar Archive:

Our panel of experts from the publishing industry will share their views and answer your questions about how cyberlearning research will find its way into educational products and into the hands of teachers and students:

  • In the next decade, what research areas will have the greatest impact on ed tech products and their use in the classroom?
  • What do you see as big ideas that should guide the research agenda and application of findings to the development and implementation of new products?
  • What do schools say they want in the way of new products, and what do that actually purchase?
  • How have the roles of learners, teachers, administrators, and parents changed vis a vis innovation in the schools?
  • What classroom and market realities must be considered in transitioning from a working prototype to a broad product rollout?
  • What trade-offs need to be accommodated by the research community in order to see broad adoption of innovative products?
  • What are some examples of existing or in-development products that leverage cyberlearning research results? (If these have not already come up in the discussion)

Please join this session and present your own questions to our panelists:

Kristen DiCerbo‘s research program centers on digital technologies in learning and assessment, particularly on the use of data generated from interactions to inform instructional decisions. Dr. DiCerbo, who leads Pearson’s Center for Learning Science & Technology, has conducted qualitative and quantitative investigations of games and simulations, particularly focusing on the identification and accumulation of evidence. She previously worked as an educational researcher at Cisco and as a school psychologist. She holds doctorate and master’s degrees in Educational Psychology from Arizona State University.

Laurie Forcier leads the Open Ideas thought leadership series within the Office of the Chief Education Advisor at Pearson. She has over 15 years’ experience in the education sector, covering research, evaluation, policy and higher ed administration. She is co-author of a new publication from Pearson entitled, Intelligence Unleashed: An argument for AI in Education, and was co-editor of Improving the Odds for America’s Children: Future Directions in Policy and Practice (Harvard Education Press, 2014).

Michael Jay, President and Founder of Educational Systemics, has been instrumental in product development, management, research, and strategic planning in the K-12 technology market for over 20 years while at Apple, Chancery, MediaSeek, N2H2, and Brainium Technologies. He has served in many education industry leadership positions including the SIF Executive & SIIA Education Boards and is a popular speaker on issues of education change, the role of technology in catalyzing that change, and sustainable and responsible educational innovation. Michael and his associates create lasting change in how we learn and educate through their work with corporations and educational institutions. An example of that is Educational Systemics’ present role in driving the adoption of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) by the education content creating community. Their clients have benefited from resulting increases in efficiency, improved understanding of the K-12 market, clear understanding of the needs of their core customers, and the development of innovative yet sustainable solutions.

Suggested Citation

DiCerbo, K., Forcier, L., & Jay, M. (2016, May 27). How Publishers Foresee the Evolution of Educational Technology [Webinar]. In CIRCL Webinar Series. Retrieved from http://circlcenter.org/events/how-publishers-foresee-the-evolution-of-educational-technology

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