Education entrepreneurs designing solutions for K12 classrooms need to develop understanding and empathy for their stakeholders through first hand experience. There are several reasons that an education entrepreneur needs to consider getting back in the classroom to teach classes to become a better entrepreneur and leader as well as improve their product. Here’s a few reasons:
1. The educator’s ‘no’ isn’t (necessarily) personal
2. It’s about the numbers, but not only the ones you think
3. Your experience as a teacher (or with them) may no longer be relevant
4. No matter how good it is, your product can be better
5. The product shouldn’t be designed for the purchaser
“When Margaret Hagerman was trying to recruit white affluent families as subjects for the research she was doing on race, one prospective interviewee told her, “I can try to connect you with my colleague at work who is black. She might be more helpful.”
To Hagerman, that response was helpful in itself. She is a sociologist at Mississippi State University, and her new book, White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege in a Racially Divided America, summarizes the two years of research she did talking to and observing upper-middle-class white families in an unidentified midwestern city and its suburbs …”
Ever struggle to find or vet an edtech tool? EdSurge and SRI International aim to solve this common problem by creating a tool that utilizes AI that “collects and analyzes information from the web to automatically update existing tool descriptions and add new products to the EdSurge Product Index, a database that helps educators identify edtech products that meet their specific needs.”
If you’re excited to test it for yourself, apply to beta test in their new study!
“In a recent survey of faculty members at colleges and universities across the country, nearly one in five respondents (19%) reported that technology has made their jobs "harder” or “much harder.” That’s up from 17% who said the same last year. Still, many more faculty members said that technology has made their jobs “easier.”
Laura Truncellito- Laura is the founder and CEO of Language Scholars, LLC, a company which seeks to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance global learning and communication. firstname.lastname@example.org
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