Thursday, March 13, 2014

UX: The Intersection Between EdTech and Education

Albert Einstein is attributed with the quote: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” In creating some of the most iconic products that the world has known, Steve Jobs was obsessed with simplicity: “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” It is time to move mountains in education.

If the goal of EdTech* is to advance learning, “Why are most of the EdTech products and services so complex?” This blog focuses on the intersection of EdTech and Education. The objective is to identify products and applications that are designed to create the best UX (user experience) that will empower teachers and enable students  to advance their learning in ways that wouldn’t have been possible without EdTech.

This blog is also a forum or dialogue in which you can share your ideas about best-in-class EdTech products/apps that have helped shape the future of K16 students. Tell us what works, and equally important what you learned from what does not work. By joining forces, we shall move mountains in education.

*Education Technology