How Do We Know When Technology Helps—or Hurts—the Classroom? Educators at ISTE Weigh In

Over the past few years, “efficacy” has entered the edtech lexicon as a word commonly used to reference whether or not edtech is driving student learning. But as educators and edtech companies look to track the most effective tools and practices, two big questions are at the fore: How do we measure technology’s effectiveness? And if there’s an answer to that question, then is the technology actually improving student learning—or has it been a waste of time and money?