Keeping educational technology useful

A 2015 study found that 65% of student licenses for education technology products go unused, and you don’t have to look far to find examples of technology implementation disasters. EdTech purchases going to waste is often the result of multiple factors, and the consequences impact all stakeholders: school systems that waste precious budgets, EdTech companies that rely on successful implementation and renewals to meet their bottom lines, and, most importantly, students who miss out on the chance for learning experiences enhanced through technology.

Source: How to Keep EdTech Tools from Gathering Dust | Getting Smart

One I would add: Don’t require technology use. Forcing the use of edtech is worse than not using edtech.

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