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What are the main hurdles facing tech innovation in schools? What constraints can be expected to slow down your best-made sales plans for reaching the K12 market? The COSN 2020 edition of the K12 Driving Innovation: Hurdles report, after multiple rounds of Delphi-like voting by more than 102 members of their International Advisory Board of distinguished educational technology experts, has a lot to say about the most worrisome handicaps facing ed-tech decision makers and the companies trying to sell into this market.
In this first in my series of three articles, we will focus on five hurdles that greatly impair the adoption and diffusion of technology in schools. According to the report, these hurdles are more than pesky hindrances. These hurdles are “significant obstacles that make participants slow down, evaluate, practice and then make the leap to better support teaching and learning”.
Although the Driving Innovation: Hurdles 2020 report largely speaks for itself, in this piece I will offer a bit of translation and connection. With full disclosure, I must mention that I served as one of the 102 world-wide panelists who developed this report over many months. Serving as a panelist for the report for the last seven years (Driving K–12 Innovation is …
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