Designing Education Innovations for Real-World Contexts

Not all innovations are created the same. Even the most promising educational products and programs can fall short if they don’t address the needs – and the everyday realities – of schools, educators, and students.

SRI researcher Rebecca Griffiths joins host Kori Hamilton Biagas on The SRI Homeroom Podcast to discuss those realities, and the value of considering educator context, decision-making processes, and usability in the design of new innovations.

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Griffiths shares some strategies for designing more effective, scalable products and engaging user communities throughout the development process.

She also shares insights from The LEARN Network, a national initiative working to promote student learning growth by increasing the use of evidence-based programs and products in schools across the U.S.

Discover more tools and strategies for promoting learning growth on The LEARN Network webpage.

Access a free toolkit designed to support researchers and developers in creating, testing, and scaling evidence-based educational products on the LEARN to Scale Toolkit webpage.

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Rebecca Griffiths is a Principal Researcher with SRI Education. Learn more about Rebecca and her work on her SRI Education webpage.

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